My image represents me because it shows a combination of my interests and passions and it also reflects my personal aesthetic. The words I chose to create my stamp were, adventurous, movies, flowers and simplicity. I love all types of art, but in particular I love simple minimalistic designs, and thats what I created in my stamp. In my cut out you can see three distinct sectors, the top and middle are meant to represent a sunset, and the bottom sector features a mountain range. Inside the mountain range is a simple rose design. My image also encompasses two suns, one in the top section and one in the middle, these two suns represent my love for movies and hint at the two suns in star wars’ Tatooine. The rose represents my love for flowers and the mountain range/sunset shows my passion for adventure.
When we first started learning about negative and positive space, I was confused and i had a hard time telling the two apart, but once we started cutting and making prints on our own it all came together for me. This project in particular really helped me get the hang of negative and positive space, and I feel that that skill is represented in my work. I used this skill to separate the sectors clearly, and to create an interesting balance in my image. For example one of my suns is in the positive and one is in the negative, this affect allows the viewer to clearly see the contrast in my design. Overall I feel that this project helped train my eyes to see the difference between negative and positive space. It also helped me create a unique design that reflects my personality.