IB ART SHOW PIECES:1. Triumphant Tree2. Tree of Blossoms3. Storm4. Splash5. Wisdom6. Aimless Bliss7. Attitude8. Leisure9. Serenity10. Shoe collection11. So Whatever12. My Concentration:
The central theme of my work is fish. I used fish to create emotion and personality. The color plays a large role in developing the mood. I often utilized complementary colors (blue and orange) for a bold statement. The movement of the light in the water and the loose flow of the fish accomplishes my style. My style changes slightly to be appropriate for the media used. I have used acrylic paints to smoothly blend colors and used watercolor paints to create sharper edges or a more definite shape. The personality of the fish reflects the smooth or precise technique. Depth plays into the content of several pieces enhancing the overall quality. Either observational or imaginative, each fish has originality. Other cultures and artists have used fish within their art. The study of these culturals play into the selection of the type of fish for several of my pieces. The mood of international cultures also affects the mood of the fish.
DSCN3001.JPGTriumphant Tree18x24watercolor and acrylicDSCN3004.JPGStorm12x14watercolor and acrylicDSCN3000.JPGSo Whatever9x12watercolor and acrylicballet_shoes.jpgShoe CollectionphotograghyDSCN2785.JPGDSCN2782.JPGDSCN2780.JPGDSCN2776.JPGDSCN2790.JPGOriental Expression21x31watercolor and acrylicDSCN2772.JPGTree of Blossoms18x24watercolor and acrylic

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Wisdom
18x24
concentration
acrylic
February 2, 2010

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18x24
breadth
colored pencil
2008

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Day and Night Dreamers
8x12
breadth
acrylic
September 5, 2009
All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.
-T.E. Lawrence

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Serenity
18x24
breadth
acrylic
October 8, 2009

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Leisure
concentration
14.5x24
watercolor
February 16, 2010

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18x24
concentration
oil pastel
February 8, 2010

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Aimless Bliss
18x24
concentration
acrylic
February 7, 2010

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18x24
concentration
acrylic
April 2, 2010

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18x24
concentration
acrylic
April 6, 2010

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Power of Love
8.5x11
breadth
marker
October 13, 2009

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2.5x3.5
concentration
pen
March 29, 2010

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breadth
7.5x8.5
pencil
January 23, 2010

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2.5x3.5
concentration
pen
March 29, 2010

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Creating Peace
9x12
breadth
watercolor
September 20, 2009

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breadth
4x4
pencil
September 28, 2009

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breadth
3x11
oil paints and pen
August 31, 2009

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Fall Creek Falls
18x24
breadth
acrylic
October 22, 2009

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concentration
12x14
acrylic and collage
April 17, 2010

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breadth
8.5x9.5
pencil
September 19, 2009

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breadth
10.5x14
acrylic
April 24, 2010

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concentration
18x24
acrylic
April 14, 2010


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Splash
breadth
18x24
acrylic
May 5, 2010

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Attitude
concentration
18x24
watercolor
April 29, 2010

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concentration
18x24
acrylic
April 10, 2010

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Houses
Milk carton and acrylic paints
October 25, 2009

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Gator
9x2x2
October 10, 2009

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Practice Peace ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
marker and sharpie pen
August 18, 2009
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Help from All Colored Hands ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
marker and sharpie pen
August 18, 2009
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Poverty ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
colored pencils and sharpie pen
August 18, 2009
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Practice Peace ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
marker and sharpie pen
August 18, 2009
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Education for Girls ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
colored pencils and sharpie pen
August 18, 2009
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Peace, Freedom, LIberty, Equality ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
Sharpie
August 18, 2009
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Peace ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
Marker and sharpie
August 18, 2009
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Global Education ACT 2.5" x 3.5"
Marker
August 18, 2009
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Equal Education ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
Marker
August 18, 2009
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Polluted Water ATC 2.5" x 3.5"
Marker
August 18, 2009

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Flying Elements. acrylic paints and broken glass on CDs wtih sculptnig wire.
August 24, 2009



Advise for Future AP Art Students:
Work hard all year long. Do not just complete art assignments just to get them done; Make them quality! If you are interested in taking the AP exam, start producing work that you are happy with from day one. Remember the requirements for AP and aim to get them done throughout the year. (Twelve breadth and twelve concentration pieces. That's 24 total!) You do not want to stay up late doing art last minute instead of studying for every other test you will have! AP week is stressful so do as much in art before hand as you can.
Take good pictures of your art then edit them and name them "concentration1, concentration2, etc" or "breadth1, breadth2, etc." Make a separate folder on your computer for each year in high school and save all of your art pieces to the corresponding year. This will make life a lot less stressful during the month of May when you are trying to put together your AP website!