How are you all doing today? Great I hope.
I thought that today I'd share with you a poster I did for my husband's Great Uncle Frank. Actually it was Frank's daughter, Francene (my husband's 2nd cousin) that requested my assistance for this project and of course I obliged. I am going to dub it 'Life Collage' though because that sounds way cooler than poster. The overall piece was 11 by 17 and I think that the final outcome was absolutely wonderful. I know that Francene was really happy with what I did I just hope that Frank was too.
So my thought when I started this piece was, 'what were the significant events that happened throughout his life and where do I take them from here'. Instead of starting from the beginning of his life, I actually looked at it backwards, education was a huge factor within his adult life so that's where I began. By adding what his own education had been I was then able to jumping right back into the chronological order of things. I had to include the fact that he served our beautiful country - to me that speaks volumes about a man's character; the next major event was getting married and having a family - that will completely change someone inside & out - I know this from personal experience. Then finally here is where I acknowledged his career - in education no doubt, and finally I ended it with a photo of him, I'm guessing around retirement age or at least close enough and well I'm sure for those of us who are still working, that will certainly be a major milestone.
So as you can see...aside from the photos and a few facts that I included you can also tell a lot about the piece by the color pallet, it's classic and intelligent - simply sophisticated - just like the subject matter. The use of the vintage banners gives the impression of a well worn life, one that has had meaning and purpose, along with a refined sense of self and position in this life.
Love how all of these factors came together within this piece to support it as a whole. I have to say once again that I am very proud of this one and hope that maybe I'll be inspired to ponder how I would want my own 'life collage' to look someday...how someone like you would interpret my own milestones and accomplishments and whether or not I'd be proud of my own life or just of your artwork.....hum...sorry that's a little too deep for today isn't it?
Well you get the idea anyway so enough with the heavy. I do hope that you all also liked my piece, if you have any questions about it or anything else that I've done, please feel free to contact me either through the comments or by email, I'd love to hear from any of you. Thanks again for stoppin in and I'll see ya next time around, have a great week!