by: Gabrielle Silva
Top painting: 'Monochromatic Peacock Feather'
During my painting II course of my junior year in college at East Stroudsburg University I created this painting. The challenge was to create a painting using a monochromatic color scheme using a picture reference. I used a picture of a peacock feather I took while I was in high school. I love the amazing array of colors peacock feather's have and I wanted to demonstrate that you can still see an amazing array of colors even though the painting is a monochromatic scheme.
Bottom painting: 'Complimentary Seduction'
Once again, during my painting II course of my junior year in college at East Stroudsburg University I created this painting. The challenge was to create a painting using a complimentary color scheme using still life. I chose to use a rose, a box of chocolates, and a blue book. The rose symbolized love as did the shape of the chocolate box. The blue notebook stood for secrets between the lover that was receiving the notebook. I purposely flipped the notebook to intrigue my audience about the two lovers.
by: Gabrielle Silva
Sculpture: 'Gummy Bear, Bear Lamp'
During my 3D Design course of my junior year in college at East Stroudsburg University I created this sculpture. The challenge was to create a sculpture using only unconventional materials and the material must also have the same name as the sculpture. I was inspired by a documentary on unconventional art to create this gummy bear lamp. One of the artists in the documentary was famous for creating chandeliers out of gummy bears and other sweets.
The lamp was created out of gummy bears and recycled cans. I cut out the lid and the bottom of the can carefully with a scissor and then glued the gummy bears on top using a glue gun. I made sure to leave a hole in the back of the lamp so I could then feed a light bulb and strand through.
This sculpture was entered into the annual student exhibition. At the student exhibition in 2014, I was awarded the Fitzgerald Arts Scholarship for this sculpture.