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Divided We Stand by Melaninny Divided We Stand by Melaninny
Still going along with my barbed wire theme, but getting a bit less literal about it.

We had a mapping project, so I decided to do a map of the United States. We had to use only two colors, so I used indigo to show the blue states and burnt sienna to show the red ones. The more neutral brown are the "purple" states.

The dark line through the center is the Mason Dixon line, where the states were divided in the Civil War. I was trying to draw parallels... *not the best at being political* xD

I decided to do a barbed wire motif as the ocean to make it more interesting and also to show the ocean as a natural divider--whereas state lines, political lines--these are all things that are kind of made up.

You can see some more of the barbed wire work in my gallery, or start here: [link]

This was done in watercolor. It was a big one! 22" x 30" Took a very long time, haha. xD
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Barbs in watercolor are sooo cool!
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Melaninny Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha thanks! It was fun.
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