2016 Student #5
Ap Studio Art: DRAWING PORTFOLIO
What is the central idea of your concentration?
I chose to use people and things in my life that evoke deep emotion in me to capture and transfer the emotion to the audience. I find it hard to share my emotions with others so I pushed myself to practice sharing my emotions through my drawing and painting techniques and the subjects I chose to paint and draw. I experimented with the problems teenagers go through and the teen angst in the transition of becoming an adolescent. The underlying aura of each of my works had the idea of becoming honest with oneself and others.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
I started my exploration of becoming honest through my feelings I had towards dance and the relationships I had with people. Technique wise I used dark and light to blend what I wanted to get across with emotion through brushstrokes, pen strokes and geometric shapes. I started out with acrylic with a limited dark palette but later extended my palette as the idea of symmetry pondered in my mind while starting. Halfway through working on my concentration I discovered a love I had for geometric shapes and how therapeutic it was to me to intertwine them into humanly figures while still exploring the everlasting exploration of oneself. I painted based on the major feelings I had going on in my life in the last eight months including the plight of the lonely heart, body image insecurities, and how change around me had thrown me off of my course. When it came to the geometric shapes not only was the process of creating the shapes therapeutic but the negative space really allowed me to see what shapes pleases the eyes and what kind of shapes can make a person feel based on the negative space. I painted with thick rich colors to provoke and enhance the feeling of the painting, I also put my attention into contrast in my first couple art pieces. I am still at an early stage of my exploration but my art has helped me embrace the journey in becoming honest to myself.