'A biotic community, is the group of organisms that live together and interact with each other within an environment or habitat. Minor communities, which make up major communities, are smaller ecological units that are not individually self-sustaining and rely on interactions with other communities.'
For both of these pieces I used the above quote to inform the interaction of colour and shapes in the painting to reflect the 'organisms' of the minor community living within a major one (in this case a human).
Furthermore both pieces also reflect the idea that beliefs and ideals from the community you belong to both inform the shapes, thoughts and feelings that you have inside of yourself and then in turn inform what you put out into the world.
I am a 23 year old self-taught artist from the UK. I work in a lot of different mediums and mix media and styles frequently in my portrait and landscape work.
My online portfolio is currently on Instagram whilst my website is under construction: https://www.instagram.com/alanakatew/
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