2016 Student #22
Ap Studio Art: 2-D Design PORTFOLIO
What is the central idea of your concentration?
My concentration is a series of drawings and paintings loosely based on moments and places from my childhood. I decided to explore time and memories through the use of borders, as ending high school is a reflective period. Creating these pieces was a way for me to spend more time with some of these events, and ruminate on the path that is leading me to my future.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
I choose to portray the idea of time by using borders to show that time can be more fluid than anticipated and that a moment can be in the past, present, and future. At first, I explored this concept with a loose border symbolizing times fluidity, as seen in image #1. I then extensively experimented with the idea of stepping in and out of boundaries, as one experiences with the passage of time. By image #3 and #4, I had realized that these boxes I had been creating were about ‘framing’ moments in time and tying them to locations. Both images, along with image #5 and #6, were based on places that are very important to me. In image #5 I represented a location that is constant and static in my life. In contrast, image #6 depicts a tree that grows outside of my window that is also constant, yet ever-changing. In image #7 - #10 I created undefined patterns and textures in the background of the boxes behind the silhouettes as a way of showing that even though the future is unknown, it is linked to the past and present. In image #11 I further investigated the idea that a moment is connected from the past to the future, by having the horse and rider jump through the frame. I continued to explore the idea of fluid memories in image #12 by connecting the past and future through a border representing the current moment.