For this project we had to create a piece of original work that incorporates 3 mediums or more. I decided to create a piece of artwork that was a physical representation of my heart. I decided to use marker, oil pastels, soft pastels, charcoal, string, staples, cardboard, and newspaper. I used the marker to outline the heart. I used oil pastels to make the artifact look like and actually heart. I used 4 different shades of pink and tan. I used soft pastels to blend before I used the charcoal because oil pastels and charcoal doesn’t mix well together but soft pastels and charcoal does and soft pastels have a similar color to oil pastels. I then took the side that the charcoal was on and put one line of string through the paper and stapled it down to make it look like stitches. I then took some cardboard and glued little pieces of newspaper to it. I put the heart and glued it onto the cardboard so that the newspaper was a background to the heart.
I decided to make a heart for this project because I had a great idea of how the make the heart look unique. Instead of making a regular heart, I made the heart one side healthy and the other side not. The bad side had charcoal to make it seem like the heart was dead and rotten. It also had string and staples to make it look like someone attempted to fix it but it didn’t work out. I did this because, I have got my heart broken so many times and everytime I try to start over or get over it it doesn’t help. You can’t fix a rotten heart by putting stitches in it right ? I made the newspaper background because I wanted it to represent how my heart is publicly displayed. I make it known through my actions that I have had my heart broken in the past and I don’t want it to happen again.