We are excited to once again participate in the Crocker Art
Museum’s “Self-Portrait” exhibition with 13 other high schools.
The Self Portrait Gallery will be on display from April 6 through
May 27 and the Artist Reception will be April 23! Congratulations
to all of our featured artists, your artwork is phenomenal!
Artist’s Statement: “I created this piece using a combination of
ink, paint, and construction paper. I used brightly colored
construction paper to add a whimsical element to an otherwise
black and white piece.”
Artist’s Statement: “Imperfect is primarily composed of
clay, acrylic, and wire. I was inspired by the many confident
women in my life and their struggle to accept all parts of
themselves, even the pieces which society has labeled as flaws.
Women, especially during young adulthood, are faced with
unrealistic and often demeaning beauty expectations. This
sculpture depicts the self-conscious feeling a woman has when her
imperfections are slowly torn out so only the acceptable parts
remain. Without validation or acknowledgement of her true colors,
her real self is left to bleed away. My hope in creating this
work is that other young women will be able to recognize how
imperfections are important. It is what make us truly and
Artist’s Statement: “I was inspired by my art teacher, Mrs.
Stember, in my sophomore year during my first painting class. She
encouraged me to progress in a medium with which I was not
originally confident. I now love the creative process of painting
with acrylic as I capture the life of my friends and family.”
Artist’s Statement: “By definition, iridescence means lustrous
rainbow like play of color caused by differentiate refraction of
light waves that tends to change as the angle of view changes. As
a senior in high school, college and the future are often on my
mind. To me this piece was a lot of fun to make and provided
light in my life while I applied to schools. It helped me realize
that this whole figuring out college thing really isn’t too bad
if you look at it from more than one angle. If you have tunnel
vision, you are guaranteed to be let down. If you just take the
time to change the angle of your view, you can see the light and
positivity in it.”
Artist’s Statement: “When I was first drawing this, I was
worried about the difficulty of the hair but as I continued, it
started to come together. My main focus while drawing this was to
make sure the same strength I had imagined was transferred into
the eyes. I was amazed by how alive they seemed and was happy
with the result. I wanted the mood of the piece to show the
patience, power, and perseverance.”
Artist Statement: Traditionally, photographers are meant to
capture the essence of a moment or a single time of being.
However, I wanted to challenge this notion by depicting
motion: something as simple as the turning of a head.
I also incorporated stitches to connect the movement so
that the piece is fluid. The result of my undertaking is a
self-portrait that captures 2 moments in time and combines them,
and this is something that a normal photograph can’t do.