This semester I really wanted to focus on something that made me happy and I would never get tired of. Throughout the semester and especially during this quarantine, listening to classical piano pieces and playing the instrument myself was an escape from my day to day life. Listening to the music’s chords and melodies, learning about the composer’s inspirations for their piece, and my own personal feelings when hearing them helped me to pick this idea for my concentration.
The central idea of my sustained investigation is the Piano and although it is defined by its black and white features, the feelings it gives me and the places it transports me to are instead filled with endless color. I wanted to expand from the classic image of the piano as being in a practice room or concert hall and show that its music carries to all corners of the world. When creating this work I played with different techniques including shadowing, texturing, and color choices so that each scene would appear as if it were actually in front of you. Mainly using acrylic paint as my medium, I was able to understand how to manipulate it as to appear smooth and polished almost like a photograph. I had fun creating realistic scenes that each piano piece helped transport me to. I hope that when you look at my work you not only feel like you are in that scene, but also can hear the music that guided me when I painted them.
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