Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rachel H battles the elements!

I used dirt from the garden but it snowed last night so the soil was dryer than usual, so at first I mixed it with some water but when it was only absorbing the water I added some honey for a thicker paint. Instead of a bowl I just mixed a small pile of honey-dirt on the ground. My goal was to depict the struggle of immigrants coming to America, specifically my parents, in which the boat trip is sunny and bright with hope but once they reach land it is an uphill journey to success with many unexpected bumps in the journey and not the easy riches that immigrants may have assumed of the land of opportunity.

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