UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ivey Hayes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andrew Martin

Abstract: The purpose of these works is to explore human figures and birds in their surroundings. The works use basically flat images with strong emphasis placed on design rather than on painterly quality. Designing is the approach that I accept for the basis of this thesis. The aim of these paintings is to translate intense observation of my subject into colorful images that generate strong emotional responses. Frequently, repeated design patterns are used in constructing forms as well as creating compositional balance. The paintings usually use single, frontal images with the exception of some which combine several images. My images are painted fairly large allowing their presence to be felt immediately. Greater importance is given to the images in the foreground than the background arrangement. Design treatment of images shows influences of Egyptian and African motifs. The materials used in execution of works are acrylic paint, oil pastel, Liquitex polymer gloss medium, and charcoal on primed canvas. The sources of information for my paintings are African sculptures, Egyptian sculptures, colour photographs, and magazines.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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