AP Studio Art Concentration, 2014.
My statement for the AP:
From drawing in my sketchbooks, which never leave my side, to drawing large works at home, art is part of my everyday life. As an artist, I seek to better understand the world around me, and I hope to use my art to investigate my world. The 8 pieces I chose for my portfolio submission are part of a 12-part concentration, investigating the passions of those around me, and how they vary at different stages throughout their lives. Through exploring others’ passions, it assists me in the discovery of my own. The square format of my work acts as a snapshot, framing a moment frozen in time. The concentration’s development from vibrant colors in youth to the absence of color in old age conveys the progression of time and the development of each individual passion. I hope people will see my concentration as a call to recognize the passions of those around us, and in doing so, help us further identify with our own passions.