Festival Splash (2013)

To explore the idea of obtaining color from unusual sources, I thought of sprinkles bleeding into the frosting of cupcakes. So started my experimentation of sprinkles watered on thick watercolor paper and watching the colors bleed off and forming spreading puddles.  The vibrancy of the color stayed the same even after being melted off the sprinkles, and the colors also blended in with each other in some areas to produce different colors. I experimented with the original image and made it into a repeat pattern in Adobe Photoshop. With some color enhancements, the vibrancy of the image increased exponentially. The bright colors remind me of Chinese New Year or an Indian color festival. The mood feels like some kind of celebration.