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Mitchel Arndt, Dance Like Me, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24″ x 18″

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

I made this painting to capture the feeling of self-confidence. The reason why this figure is alone in an almost blank space is to present a peacefulness between body and mind. I used dripping, scrapping, and the acrylic pen as a metaphor towards this figures emotions. The scrapping for negative emotions, the pen work for emotions being worn, and the dripping as positive emotions.