To be honest, I have said this more than once, but I have not enjoyed this year artistically at all. I have disliked pretty much all assignments in this class, and I have been generally uninspired for the most part. I also do not have a lot of confidence artistically and that has not been helped this year at all. I think that this year, just by the nature of this class, I have been forced to think a lot and think about how to translate my opinions visually. I am a person whose brain only very rarely slows down and I am constantly thinking and planning and analyzing and overthinking. So because of this, I have thought a lot about art, and images and what I like to do and what I want to say. I don't think any of all my ideas are clear and totally coherent, but I think they are definitely connected and next year I can solidify them and make it make more sense to me and everyone else. I have learned a few traditional skills like more about color theory, stretching a canvas, more about paint and art history, but I have also learned that art is something you should think about all the time and you often have to force yourself to think and do. Being lazy is not compatible with this class, and I have learned that I still have to work on actively working. I think I have grown a lot in drawing. I think I have started developing a personal line quality and approach to drawing. I think there are a ton of things I need to improve on. I am not a strong sculptor in any medium, and I have no desire to improve, which I probably should. I need to work on not hating everything I do so much and being more positive in my outlook on this class and my own art. I get a lot of positive feedback and my first reaction is to shoot it down, so I think I should work on being more positive artistically. Working independently, I need to make sure that I solidify my ideas further and not be afraid or embarrassed to make something or stay something. I can work to improve technically and I don't see that as being a problem in the future, but my main obstacle is getti
I have always been interested in what we consider to be beautiful and how our relationship with beauty affects us. As a dancer, I am constantly bombarded with gorgeous people and gorgeous bodies so I think that my idea of what is beautiful and how people should look has become distorted. The human body and how it becomes distorted, whether by nature, by accident or by our own minds is a fascinating and I want to explore it visually. Dance has also influenced my concept of space and lines and my work is generally incredibly linear. Using simple mediums, like wires, pens or watercolors allows this linear quality to come through. Distortions of beauty and the relationship between our perceptions of beauty are relatable to almost everyone and are being explored by many artists in the contemporary world. I hope to further my explorations of the human body, how it can be perceived or distorted and our perceptions of beauty.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.