My theme ‘Enlightenment’ aims to highlight current issues and raise awareness of people around the world that may be suffering an injustice.
I have really enjoyed expressing myself through art and having the freedom to paint a variety of different subject matters. I have learnt new ways of painting through different mediums I have explored. I have learnt to be patient and plan out my pieces thoroughly before making a final piece.
I am looking forward to explaining my ideas to people at the exhibition so that others may have a deeper understanding of the issues I am trying to raise awareness of.
My theme explores contrast. I have thought of this theme in terms of painting style as well as the subject of my work. For example I have explored the Hong Kong revolution by creating an umbrella inspired art piece.
I learnt how to share my thoughts and emotions through different materials and techniques. I am queen of the detail- I like things to have lots for the viewer to see. My favourite piece is the large deer painting as it was a turning point for me. It made me see an improvement in my skills and gave me a real passion for art. It showed me I can do it!
I am looking forward to seeing whether people can understand what my work is about and whether they like it of course.
My theme represents ‘Journey’ it suits my artworks as they represent a personal journey as well as a reflection upon travel and how it makes up who you are.
My favourite part of IB Visual Arts has been the opportunity to explore new techniques. I have enjoyed creating my largest piece because I was able to paint with my hands as well a paintbrush. I wasn’t restricted to any guidelines I was inspired to work abstractly and so I did.
I am looking forward to seeing my two seascape pictures and how they will look in a gallery setting under the right lighting! I am excited about hearing others reactions to my work.
My theme is Hidden which I have explored through the themes of hidden identity, hidden issues and disguises.
I have learnt that you don’t need to have an art background to do IB Visual Arts as it is more about working as an independent artist where you investigate your own interests. I have had to develop art skills but I have found myself as more of a conceptual artist. My favourite piece is ‘Devolution’ which shows the reverse process of evolution in terms of feminism and labelling.
I am looking forward to sharing my work with others, getting support from friends and family and the opportunity to exhibit with varying artists in a professional gallery setting.