african

Masks

Hiding the Primal Beast

 

This is a piece that I made while I was in highschool. Primarily it was for the breadth section of my portfolio and the look was primarily to recreate African masks and symbols and patterns or primal feelings. Most interesting about this piece was the use of bleach to attain the desired effect on the paper. While I would not say that it would have been horrible before using bleach, the usage popped the necessary highlights and shading to a much greater degree. My tools for this project were wax pencils on a medium of paper.

I made this for a sketch of a real actual clay statue model.

Gargoyle

A forlorn image

 

Another piece that I made while I was taking AP art in Highschool. I really loved working on this one because it was done in India Ink which is a rather unique method of illustration. Rather than simply applying the India Ink as it’s lone color it is additive of darkness in the sense that I can simply apply more and more and I will get a deeper texture. The gargoyle was from a piece of pottery of a previous student and so far it has been a good inspiration for working in an arena of light and shadow.

bars

Bars

A separation from freedom

 

This piece was one of 12 pieces that I did for separation in highschool that dealt with separation in a general sense. This particular piece is highlighting separation from freedom in the context of men behind bars in prison. The concentration in of itself was incredibly awesome to be able to finish and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being able to work on it and complete all 12 pieces.

cells

Cells

A separation of life

 

This piece was one of 12 pieces that I did for separation in highschool that dealt with separation in a general sense. For this piece the premise was that only by separation can we have real growth and coincidentally life. After all if cells never experienced division or separated from each other we wouldn’t live long since division is necessary at the molecular level for life to continue. This is one of the only emotively positive pieces in my 12 piece separation concentration portfolio.

wallplug

Wall-Plug

A separation from purpose

 

This piece was one of 12 pieces that I did for separation in highschool that dealt with separation in a general sense. One thing that had been going through my mind at the time that I had been thinking about my concentration was that feeling of being separated from your purpose. So to show this I decided to think of an extremely simple representation of this concept that everyone might know. That was when I stumbled on the idea of a wall plug and how separated from the wall socket the plug is powerless, useless, purposeless.