Identity- How Do The Colors Represent Me?
The colors I chose for my Name Design artwork are purple and green. Green shows that I am natural. I know this because I don't drink or smoke or do drugs. Plus, my Grandmother had a chart explaining what each color meant. Purple shows that I am extreme. I believe this is true because one day I jumped from a roof into a trampoline and I was wearing purple which was ironic.
This is a lesson that's been around awhile but I have tweaked it by adding what I call The Identity Card which I feel adds so much more meaning to the work. That's what you read above. I love to see them think about "why" they chose a certain color. It helps them understand themselves better as artists, gives meaning to their work, and helps them see it in a completely new light.Process:
- Discuss positive and negative space in artwork.
- Section your paper into about 14 sections or so and in each section write a letter of your name or a number of the year you were born. I have them do this lightly so the lines will not show.
- Color in the negative space in chosen color.
- Color in the positive space in another color.
- (I actually let them vary the colors of positive or negative space so long as I know they understand the concept.) I also tell them they can choose 1-3 colors.