Exploring Graphic Design in Paintings
The proposed project explores ways to integrate elements in graphic design and digital media into the creative process of painting. Graphic design studies visual communications. It provides a linkage between arts and design in digital media. The elements in and principles of graphic design are the logical entry point in the attempt to bring together painting and digital media. I plan to paint a series of paintings in this effort and exhibit them in appropriate venues. This effort is a new artistic direction for me. It will also provide materials for teaching students the relationship between art and design. The CART Small Grant will help alleviate financial burdens of framing, publicity and other costs associated with showing the painting to the public.
Cui, Shanshan (2006). Exploring Graphic Design in Paintings. CARS Small Grants. Item 53.