2016 Student #16
Ap Studio Art: DRAWING PORTFOLIO
What is the central idea of your concentration?
The central idea of my concentration is the representation of animals in our society. By posing animals in either conforming or contrasting roles, I am able to delve into how we view human behaviors.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
I started my concentration by using the question: "How does an animal fit into our society?" The first pieces I did were contrasting because it was easy to point out how an animal with a cute and cuddly connotation could be seen in a gritty or harsh situation. This began to develop into an examination of both conflicting or harmonious concepts. Also, as I began to explore more and more contrasting subjects, I started to shift a new style of leaving out color and utilizing lines to express depth and value. Animals are often used as symbols for certain traits in people. For example, calling someone a "capitalist pig" or someone doing "fishy business". We also add certain impressions of masculinity and femininity to animals; an example is the T-Rex decorated as a fairy. Another contrast I use are adult vs child impressions of the world. I wanted to highlight the harsh reality that we experience as we grow older. An example of this is the mobster panda.