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The piece uses primary colors to illustrate the beginning of everything. These colors are a metaphor for creation. The blues represent the water; the living energy that allow us to life. Red represents fire and the creation of life. The brown the earth that provide us with everything humans need. The spiral motif represents air: the last element in the recipe for the creation of the humans. I chose to make the painting abstract creating an intentional movement throughout the painting that expresses a feeling of chaos.


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  • Alternative title
    • Maleiwa

  • Journal title
    • Papers & Publications

  • Volume
    • 5

  • Issue
    • 1

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

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  • Additional information
    • Author Biography:

      Juan Jairo Garces is an International Art Marketing Student at the University of North Georgia. He was born on November 27, 1993 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Maleiwa, the piece presented here and on the cover of this journal, was featured in the 2016 Hal B. Rhodes III Juried Student Exhibition.

      Graduation Date:

      May 2017