Succulent

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Title

Succulent

Subject

LibArt 2023

Description

May 2020 in the depths of quarantine, I finally put the skills learned in my high school art experience together to create an innovative piece. Taking an old window and pairing it with my love of botanical subjects, I managed to create a strong piece with cheap paints and brushes. At first learning to paint on glass presented many challenges, as I had to find a healthy balance between wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques so that the paint wouldn’t peel off of the surface. Looking back at this painting I see it as a time-stamp of myself as a 17 year-old artist. Everything about the painting is virtually wrong. Wrong because brushes were destroyed, a crime was committed using of black to broaden color variety, brushes were destroyed, and it was varnished with mod podge. However, reminiscing on these blissful mistakes always manage to bring a smile to my face. The true joy of art is when a million bad things can happen in the process, and yet in the end there is a beautiful creation to argue none of them were truly “bad.”

Creator

Madison Solis

Date

2023

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Acrylic on glass

Collection

Citation

Madison Solis, “Succulent,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed April 18, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/9003.