I am very honored to place first in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest at my school, SCTCC (St. Cloud Technical & Community College).
We were able to create any type of art work that we wanted to but it had to be based on 1 of 3 quotes.
All of the quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were great and it was hard to pick just one.
I did decide on the quote: “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
You can probably guess what type of art I was going to do right? I chose to do a poster, I love doing posters!
I had 3 different ideas in my head that I started working on right away.
Revision after revision I just couldn’t get the poster to compliment the words.
I finally decided, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were so powerful by themselves.
I am very happy with the end result of the poster.
I think the words make a great visual without being to distracting.
The poster is currently on display in the Atwood Gallery in the Atwood Memorial Center at SCSU.
They will be there as part of a larger exhibition until February 12.