Story and details
This is a piece that I meant as a lesson for myself and a way of expressing the feeling that you get when you finish a work in which you have spent a lot of time and energy.
The immediate view of the work derives from the inside of a glass of water at the end of a painting, where there are colors and pieces of unexpected stuff. In this case I exaggerated the mixture of things, adding drops of oil paints, which naturally stand out, having separated from the water, In this way I presented the properties and problems of materials in art. In addition, I dropped glitter, starting to recall up a starry night. I have recreated all in acrylic and oils.
Since the glitter often has a three-dimensional look to it, instead of reproducing the glitter in acrylic, I decided to reproduce them by sewing them to recreate the three-dimensional sense.
The painting is a misture of matt and glossy, which brings out different parts in different lights, recreating different experiences depending on the place and time of the day. This is connected to the idea that art and objects are seen and interpreted in different ways, depending on person and person and individual experiences, as well as moods.
My favorite feature is the one that makes the painting appear even at night, in the form of stars. I created this feature thanks to a misture of glow in the dark powder and transparent varnish. This for me reflects the way many individuals began to appreciate the little things at such an unusual time that it takes away so much of our freedom. As the sparkles turn into stars at night in the painting, the current situation makes us see certain things from another point of view.
I called my painting "Lost at Sea" to symbolize how small things like a glass of water can have a much bigger impact if you look the right way. Furthermore, the sea is where water and stars meet and reflect.