Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2013 Gallery Archive Two
Jenna Mersbergen
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Puzzled Me, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
This artwork is a collage of myself. I cropped the original photograph so that you could only see my face, arms, and a tiny bit of the background. Our assignment was a creative choice project so I naively decided to do a collage. The collage is on top of a gray mat board. When I made this collage I drew a rough sketch and began cutting and ripping out different textures from magazines and newspapers that I thought I might use. I then began the meticulous job of placing the assorted magazine clippings so that they created the lights and darks in the picture. In this picture for my face I used puzzle pieces, which emphasized the puzzled look that I had on my face in the original photograph. I am pleased with the result of this project because it was fun to try a more abstract approach.
 

Award: Excellent

Instructor: LeAnn Atchison
atchl@maccray.k12.mn.us

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