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Emily Lopuch
Artist
I enjoy working with bright colors, pattern and line. This poem made reference to the fall season—a color palette of reds, pinks, oranges and purples. That, along with an avian subject, made this poem ideal. I grew up with chickens, currently own budgies, and love birds in general.

Using the trees and water in the foreground as a framing device, I could place Armory Square in the center. I worked with watercolor and acrylic first, and layered chalk and oil pastel on top, which allowed me to create some beautiful patterns. I increased the number of patterns I used in this piece to give it an ornate and decorative feel, and hoped that when the poster was enlarged, the patterns would enhance the overall appearance.

Flotilla of ducks
Swimming toward Armory Square
Don't know summer's gone

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