Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2016 Gallery Archive Two
Meghan Listerud
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Lost In The Oak, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
The purpose of my self portrait was to possess a sad or lost look. The dark colors and intense value scale emphasis the sad look; I highlighted my face with white, then continued with the blues and purples. I am in the woods quite often working with the trees, so I thought the look of wood would be unique for an art project. I started with a piece of plywood then superglued on little separate pieces of bark carefully placing them in a repetitive pattern that would work well for my facial features. I applied gesso to the wood, and that gave me a smoother surface to paint on. The collage ended up with good emotions, and I am very proud of it.
 

Award: Superior

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

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