Paris Armienta

Bishop Amat Memorial High School

My theme is Dia De Los Muertos because I love the idea of remembering your loved ones that past or those who we don't know but still celebrate them. The colors that I used were different values of red, pink, green, brown, black, grey, purple and white. To create the brick background and the young girl as the main subject of the whole piece, I used the saying “Life Goes On” as something that everyone can live by I thought it was very appropriate for the theme. I believe in life after death because I believe my family members who have passed will always be with me.

Throughout this whole process of getting this image painted and drawn on the canvas realistically, I followed my inspiration Miles McGregor whose street art is kind of like mine. His graffiti is a statement in itself is bold for the whole word to notice. I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and use a different technique other than a normal spray can I used airbrush. I taught myself and learned how to master the airbrush gun. I learned how to execute the drawing for the second time free handed in a short period of time. I went to the streets with the knowledge I already knew about street art and expanded it.

The contest made me challenge my artistic abilities to the extent where I tried new media to get where I needed to perfect my mural. It took time and dedication, not only did I spend my hours at lunch and after school, but I realized how much I enjoyed doing it. I really got into my work and I expressed myself through the mural. I want my message to reach out to people as you look into the eyes of the young girl and remember your loved ones and how much they will e there for you dead or alive. As you pass by my mural take my message with you and live it on.

My theme is Dia De Los Muertos because I love the idea of remembering your loved ones that past or those who we don't know but still celebrate them. The colors that I used were different values of red, pink, green, brown, black, grey, purple and white. To create the brick background and the young girl as the main subject of the whole piece, I used the saying “Life Goes On” as something that everyone can live by I thought it was very appropriate for the theme. I believe in life after death because I believe my family members who have passed will always be with me.

Throughout this whole process of getting this image painted and drawn on the canvas realistically, I followed my inspiration Miles McGregor whose street art is kind of like mine. His graffiti is a statement in itself is bold for the whole word to notice. I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and use a different technique other than a normal spray can I used airbrush. I taught myself and learned how to master the airbrush gun. I learned how to execute the drawing for the second time free handed in a short period of time. I went to the streets with the knowledge I already knew about street art and expanded it.

The contest made me challenge my artistic abilities to the extent where I tried new media to get where I needed to perfect my mural. It took time and dedication, not only did I spend my hours at lunch and after school, but I realized how much I enjoyed doing it. I really got into my work and I expressed myself through the mural. I want my message to reach out to people as you look into the eyes of the young girl and remember your loved ones and how much they will e there for you dead or alive. As you pass by my mural take my message with you and live it on.