My Monochromatic Landscape

Hannah Picciano 2A. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton

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Elements and Principals

The element of art used in my painting is Color. I used Color to create the principal of design, Unity. Unity is made when you repeat any element throughout a work of art to give the artwork a sense of harmony. Repeating the color purple throughout my artwork makes my painting feel harmonious

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History & Culture

Cape Hatteras it located in Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton it was created from 1869-1870 the reason it was made was to show ships where there is land due to the fact that some days its foggy which causes the island to be difficult to see.



Nytimes.com,. "Lighthouse At Cape Hatteras, North Carolina #3". N.p., 2016. Web. 5 Jan. 2016.

Art & Design

The Cape Hatteras lighthouse was made in 1869-70, it was a sculpture made by some national park workers for sailors to see land and know where to go if there is bad weather or hard currents. It cost about $167,000 to make the final product. It was made out of sand stone, it stands about 90 feet tall with about 1,250,000 bricks.

Personal Response

I picked the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse because every 4 years my family has a huge family reunion and its over by the Cape Hatteras lighthouse so to me its a huge part of my summer,


Although i'm not an artist I am able to see the beauty in it, it was made because some nights the offshore currents flow in opposite directions, which can cause fog and rough currents and it would be hard to get back to shore for some sailors so at 9:00am-5:00pm the light goes on circling so the sailors can find the shore