My inspiration for my Upcycling project came from the art collection I started this summer. Driving around Denver I always so there incredible and colorful street art and wanted to explore this aesthetic for a while now. I don’t know if it will be enough to do a painting. For the upcycling portion of the project I decided to make the canvas out of card board and wooden Popsicle sticks, and to use old paint that was going to waste.
The reason I selected street art as the aesthetic is because I’ve always been fascinated by their large scale and vibrant colors. It is something that has captivated me for a long time. I realized there was no way for me to do a large scale painting and be able to bring it in to present it so I am painting on a smaller scale that way it transportable. I will use a color palette that is vibrant and wouldn’t typically be used to paint a person.
The person I have selected to paint is Tracee Ellis Ross. As a black women she was inspired me in many ways. I wanted to focus specifically on black hair and I felt that since she has so many different styles she would have a large variety of selections for me to choose from.
Street Art: http://globalstreetart.com/blog/interview-with-axe-colours
Tracee Ellis Ross: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0kVWYMFtoZ/