Drawing to Music

Justin drew this piece while listening to Richard Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyrie”. He was asked to imagine that he was dancing to the music. This was the first time that he worked with color and used the light as his guide. The music moved the linear rhythms of the piece—both curves and angles – and their exploration of the surface. The forms he produced looked like he was truly dancing on stage. The deep vibrant rich selection of colors also embellished this beautiful piece of art and all of Justin’s choices especially the colors he chose reflect his response to this very compelling music, which played continuously throughout the project. Justin was able to analyze and read his choices as reflective of his artistic style…which in turn reflects his basic worldview and his feeling of his place within it.
The original work is done in charcoal and chalk pastel on illustration board.