#pretty project

Maggie Bandstra's avatar Maggie Bandstra Vote Code: 66722

#PRETTY Project Art Inspired by Social Media posts from all over the world. The images and points of view that technology has brought to me on the small screen of my cell phone and computer screen have become the inspiration for my paintings for ArtPrize 10. Social media has given me the opportunity to connect with people who have captured the beauty of their environment in countries and cultures around the globe. My passion for visual beauty has driven me to enlarge and magnify the photographic images found on #Pretty. The photographers have permitted me to try to express their unique points of view through the medium of paint. I will also share the discussions with the people who post the inspiring images. I see the creation of my paintings as a way of connecting through the language of art that can be understood by people from all countries and cultures. Every day we are bombarded with images of hate, anger, and bigotry online. My work takes a look at the good that is created by connecting on social media.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 1.5-2.5
  • Medium: oil
  • Width: 120 feet of wall space
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 40in