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How can small objects convey bigger meanings? I came across this question while searching around my house for an object to bring into art class. I found a blue and green marble, and it sparked the idea in my head of how much meaning and depth this marble carried, yet how small and simple it seemed. I explored this question throughout three pieces; my first piece was inspired by this same marble. Through pointillism, I created this marble and the ellipse for the marble to sit on. The simple tiny dots came together to create the big and meaningful marble. For my second piece, I went in a different direction and chose to cut out the rivers in Louisiana and glue them into the creases of my hand drawings. At first glance, the rivers may have seemed small and minuscule, but once my piece was finished you could see how simplicity can turn into complexity. My final piece represented the small yet very important path from my Mom’s house to my Dad’s house. I explored the idea of home in this piece. Even though the path of string may look small in comparison to the whole city, this path between the houses is very meaningful to me.