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10X — Art Challenge #24

Enlarging is a powerful visual strategy. Otherwise, we would not love Georgia O’Keefe’s work quite so much.

For this art challenge, choose a small object from nature– a seed, mushroom, cherry, shell, etc. Spend a few minutes observing the object’s details. Make an image in which the object is at least TEN times larger than the original (1 inch = 10 inches!). Don’t hesitate to let the image bleed off the edges of your surface to create interesting negative shapes.

Simple rules:

  • Color or black & white
  • 2D or 3D
  • Any surface, any medium
  • Draw from direct observation preferred where possible

Deadline is October 10. Send your image to Send along a title, or I’ll come up with one (and it’s sure to be wrong!).

Pebbles, by Ken King
Blizzard, by Ray Magnan
Eye of Kara, by Ray Magnan
Forsythia’s Second Coming, by Linda Bourke
Teeny Weeny Barnacle, by Janice Brand
Zinnia, by Linda Bourke
Happy Hour, by Matt Cegelis
Gourd, by Linda Bourke

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