Bugatt joined St Andrews International School Bangkok this year and has already proven himself to be a strong artist. Facing the creative challenges of his current project, to produce a mixed media still life, inspired by the artwork of the cubists, Bugatt has demonstrated a genuine growth mindset. In this work, students were asked to draw an arrangement of objects from multiple perspectives and then to develop it using collage and paint. Bugatt’s piece, pictured here, is improvisational, using a subtle palette of beige and ochre. He has infused the work with fragments of graduated tone, to give the effect of shallow depth. In other work Bugatt has used a variety of tonal techniques to create well observed and detailed recordings of everyday objects. Many would argue that his depiction of a dragon, in ink, for the Inktober event, is a real masterpiece. With dynamic texture and contrast, the dragon rears above a village. A solitary figure stands defiant in front of the beast. This is a great portfolio of work, of an impressive standard for a year 8 student and we look forward with eager anticipation to seeing Bugatt’s future artwork.