Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2012 Gallery Archive Two
Dakotah Simonson
School: Benson High School
Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Drawing, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
Title: Seeing Real I drew my picture in pencil and then copied over it with black ink. I then painted the background with blues and purples. I then painted the smaller details with a brush. This is my version of a surrealism picture. I was trying to recreate a dream. I used to dream I was in the ocean and when I attempted to swim to a rock it sprouted arms. I added the image of a violin because I often hear the sound of a screeching violin in my dreams. The key represents the unlocking of time and taking time to think. The blue background represents the blue of the water. The eye represents the sight-seeing of a dream.
 

Award: Excellent

Instructor: Amy Sather
asather@benson.k12.mn.us

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