Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2016 Gallery Archive Two
Dalton Struxness
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Dotty, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
This is a self portrait collage. I was inspired to do this project by a photo a friend took of me. I edited the photo on the computer using photoshop and simplified it. My intention in making this piece was to create a creative collage that represents me. I began by cutting a piece of black matte board to do my collage on. I then cut holes out of a variation of different colors of paint swatches and glued the holes that I punched onto the matte board using the picture I created on photoshop as a reference. While doing this project, I kept in mind the importance of using contrast to distinguish the different levels that are present. The finished product took me a long time to do. I am very pleased with the outcome of this self portrait collage. The finished portrait is larger than life which adds to its uniqueness and presence.
 

Award: Superior

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

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