Below is the written explanation of the artist’s Sustained Investigation. To view the full images and details of each piece, click/tap on the thumbnail.
My Concentration focuses on the people that are important in my life and how I perceive them. I chose backgrounds that displayed specific colors that represent different emotional aspects that consume ones life. In some pieces the backgrounds represent hobbies that one finds interest in. In other pieces, the backgrounds display a certain array of color that depicts their overlying emotion and how it has changed their life. The zentangle represents the detailed personalities and traits that each of these people hold and how that has affected their ways of life. The portraits also capture the time of their lives that were most crucial to their emotional experiences. The piece of my father shows the intricate detail of his personality as displayed on his clothing, and has a red background, to show his passion to pursue obstacles in life as well as his profession of being a firefighter. In my self portrait piece, my background is comprised of four different parts, displaying how my emotions can be staggered at times, but make up who I am, which I am proud of. My pieces were meant to show the best in the people around me as well as appreciation for them.