University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
The Identity of Water
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From attending art shows strapped to my dad's back as a child to displaying works of my own, I have always gravitated to the uniqueness of watercolors. As I tossed technology and picked up a brush, the realization came that every aspect of my identity is characterized by watercolor painting. Water is essential to watercolor painting just as water sustains all life. The universality of water gives watercolors four main characteristics: creativity, depth, translucency, and simplicity. The boundless possible creations and depth define the mind, the translucence opens the heart, and the simplicity of a blank canvas defines the soul.
The creativity of a watercolor painting is limitless. Much like the mind, a painting can be structured and straightforward, or it can be free flowing and unbounded. But the painting, like the...
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