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Kyla Berry

Mellow, 2010, colored pencil, 18 x 24
Mellow, 2010, colored pencil, 18 x 24

Graphic ElementArt has been the sole foundation for my ability to flourish in school. It is part of the reason why I chose to pursue a career in Art Therapy, and the entire reason I am so passionate about my classes. The fundamentals of art allow me to get lost in the process and bring my ideas to life. It helps me foster an essence of a potential something into a beguiling, non-verbal outcome.

In my art, I try to capture the things that I value most in my life, whether it is through loved ones, places I connect with on a personal or emotional level, or through my religion.

My drawings deal with the relationships between spaces by creating a line with emphasized weight. I try to manifest the elegance of a line in my landscape, still life, and architectural pieces through refinement. The combination of these elements presents tone and causes a feeling of depth, transforming these environments into atmospheric and psychological spaces.

The development of my most recent work represents my desire to capture the feeling of a space, as it ascribes to the aesthetics of an interior or still life and its embellishments. I try to capture the ambience of a subject by adding minimal amounts of color and high contrast marks. Whichever focus I am trying to depict is conveyed by using a mixture of color and narrative. I use the simplest means of description, sculptural shapes, and more abstracted details to portray the picture. By drawing these subjects with colored pencil, with slight alterations to color and composition, I eventually embody an idea of the mannerisms of it and the way I view them.

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