By playing with different contrasts I liked the imbalance of hues that were created as therein lies a tension that intrigued me.   

By playing with different contrasts I liked the imbalance of hues that were created as therein lies a tension that intrigued me.

 

 The narrative that I am trying to articulate through this series is the balance yet contrast between artificial and natural colors by examining plants, fruit and vegetables on backgrounds of neon colored papers.  At first my intention was to explore the differences with the use of direct sunlight but as the project evolved I found that I was intrigued by the similarities in the tones and hues and it amazed me that the fruit started to look as artificial as the papers, and the paper as natural as the flowers.

The narrative that I am trying to articulate through this series is the balance yet contrast between artificial and natural colors by examining plants, fruit and vegetables on backgrounds of neon colored papers.  At first my intention was to explore the differences with the use of direct sunlight but as the project evolved I found that I was intrigued by the similarities in the tones and hues and it amazed me that the fruit started to look as artificial as the papers, and the paper as natural as the flowers.

 By using color metaphorically I am utilizing the Poetics of Color in my work as I am juxtapositioning highly saturated, vibrant hues against each other to intensify the meaning inherent in my intention.  The hues are more vivid when adjacent and create an invigorating energy.  

By using color metaphorically I am utilizing the Poetics of Color in my work as I am juxtapositioning highly saturated, vibrant hues against each other to intensify the meaning inherent in my intention.  The hues are more vivid when adjacent and create an invigorating energy.  

 Rather than focus entirely on using complementary colors to create a harmonious design I felt that maximum contrast, and exploring contrasting hues, would affect the context of the image and thereby the visual perception of the viewer.  For example the red leaf appears more brilliant against the bright cyan background than it would against an orange background and this added a dynamic juxtaposition to the series.

Rather than focus entirely on using complementary colors to create a harmonious design I felt that maximum contrast, and exploring contrasting hues, would affect the context of the image and thereby the visual perception of the viewer.  For example the red leaf appears more brilliant against the bright cyan background than it would against an orange background and this added a dynamic juxtaposition to the series.

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 By playing with different contrasts I liked the imbalance of hues that were created as therein lies a tension that intrigued me.   
 The narrative that I am trying to articulate through this series is the balance yet contrast between artificial and natural colors by examining plants, fruit and vegetables on backgrounds of neon colored papers.  At first my intention was to explore the differences with the use of direct sunlight but as the project evolved I found that I was intrigued by the similarities in the tones and hues and it amazed me that the fruit started to look as artificial as the papers, and the paper as natural as the flowers.
 By using color metaphorically I am utilizing the Poetics of Color in my work as I am juxtapositioning highly saturated, vibrant hues against each other to intensify the meaning inherent in my intention.  The hues are more vivid when adjacent and create an invigorating energy.  
 Rather than focus entirely on using complementary colors to create a harmonious design I felt that maximum contrast, and exploring contrasting hues, would affect the context of the image and thereby the visual perception of the viewer.  For example the red leaf appears more brilliant against the bright cyan background than it would against an orange background and this added a dynamic juxtaposition to the series.
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3275c8491cddf4b75d41d9bdcc23f114.jpg
89e06fc3c5d3667ac5e4bea3b14d7ee3.jpg
13_1_9_Shearer.jpg
bdc3ffd471107dadcce09e0d156b8bb5.jpg
24747337a977bbd0bc7a579a7e574bd4.jpg

By playing with different contrasts I liked the imbalance of hues that were created as therein lies a tension that intrigued me.

 

The narrative that I am trying to articulate through this series is the balance yet contrast between artificial and natural colors by examining plants, fruit and vegetables on backgrounds of neon colored papers.  At first my intention was to explore the differences with the use of direct sunlight but as the project evolved I found that I was intrigued by the similarities in the tones and hues and it amazed me that the fruit started to look as artificial as the papers, and the paper as natural as the flowers.

By using color metaphorically I am utilizing the Poetics of Color in my work as I am juxtapositioning highly saturated, vibrant hues against each other to intensify the meaning inherent in my intention.  The hues are more vivid when adjacent and create an invigorating energy.  

Rather than focus entirely on using complementary colors to create a harmonious design I felt that maximum contrast, and exploring contrasting hues, would affect the context of the image and thereby the visual perception of the viewer.  For example the red leaf appears more brilliant against the bright cyan background than it would against an orange background and this added a dynamic juxtaposition to the series.

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