Monochromatic Landscape

Statue of Liberty, New York, NY

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Elements and Principles

In this monochromatic landscape, I give you the Statue of Liberty with the New York landscape lying behind it. For the principle of design used was unity, of which a similar element in the work is repeated to present harmony in the work. Using different shades of the single color green, was what made it unified between the layers.
The element of art I chose to use was color. I organized these to achieve the principal of design, Unity. Unity is the feeling of harmony caused by a repeated element of art throughout a work. I arranged tints and shades of one color to create unity throughout the layers of my work.

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Information on Landmark

History and Culture

The Statue of Liberty is located in New York, NY on Liberty Island. It was created in September of 1785 as a reminder of the friendly relations between France and America. It was chosen to be put in New York due to the fact of giving hope to many immigrants coming in through the ports of New York. Much culture of America resides in Liberty, as her torch lights the way for new citizens and the light of hope, as well as the date of our independence; July 4, 1776; in roman numerals upon the tablet in her hand.

Art and Design

The creator, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, wished to give America a gift after many years of a friendly relationship in war and hard times. So he came up with the idea for the statue, and set forth, creating it 10 hours a day, seven days a week, for nine years. He finished it and was delivered to America in September of 1785 and was received greatly. Much symbolism was put into the statue to symbolize the importance of American culture. Broken chains and shackles lay at the feet of liberty showing freedom of slavery is done, as well as the impression of woman being free to make her own decisions. Seven spires from her crown signify the seven continents and seven seas that many cultures can from. The materials used for creating her are 300 copper sheets that measure 3/32 of an inch thick, about two pennies stacked on top of each other. Each one hammered and shaped onto a wire frame that soon became Lady Liberty.

Personal Response

I chose her because she to me, and probably to many, represent the whole of America. Even back when I was young, I looked up to her and admired the symbolism she meant for many. I feel like it should continue to stand and represent America and the freedom of many generations, past and present. Let her be a shining beacon of hope and life for all that see her. Forever will she stand for these things and many more. One more thing to finish up: May God Bless us all, and God Bless America.