Week 5- Artist Interview- Dianna Franco

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This week I had the amazing opportunity to view the artist’s Dianna Franco’s work and I also was able to talk to her. She was so approachable and also  very willing to speak of her work and how she created it. I really appreciated how she was so willing to answer all of the students questions and she was very polite with each student. Not only did she answer the questions each individual asked, but she also asked the students about what they thought of her art and how it made them feel.
Dianna said that she created her art from an inspiration of outer space videos, and the ideas of cosmos, stars, and planets that eventually erupt and then something else forms from the remains. She also plays with using the colors and the mixture of colors like those in brain analyses and MRI scans. Just like me, Dianna said that the brighter colors make her feel happy so she uses those more often, especially to contrast the darker more solemn colors. Negative Space is defined as “Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.” Dianna said that she was very interested in the concept of negative space and it was clearly evident in her artwork.
I really loved how in the “interview” she mentioned how she thought that the inside is so important like the heart and the brain play such a big role in the human body. Dianna said that she really emphasizes the insides of the paintings and the art because truly, without what’s on the inside, the outside could not function properly. It was so great talking to and admiring her art.

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