I used this mixed media piece as a representation of my likes/interests. The theme that I went with was inspired by Beyoncé and Jay-Z. I used different colored tissue paper inspired by Beyoncé's favorite colors pink, gold, and purple. The butterflies and the face where also inspired by Beyoncé's role in The Fighting Temptations. I used letters from a newspaper to spell out "Bey", which is short for Beyoncé. I used the letter Z and a picture of huge lips to represent Jay-Z. I included a fan of money and a BMW symbol to show that this couple is very wealthy and can buy what every they desire.
A major difficulty that I had while making the first layer of this piece was slippage. Each time I tried to glue down a piece of tissue paper it would slip making it very difficult for me to place them. Another thing that I struggled with is making the tissue paper different sizes. My OCD really restrained me from making this project better.
I Create Original Art
My mixed media piece looks very different from everyone else's in the class. My piece looks very girly (due to the colors and excessive glitter). It also gives off a high class, wealthy kind of vibe. This was due to the fact that my piece also went with a specific theme; the theme of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. I believe that choosing a theme to work with made my art work look very unique and original.