Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2016 Gallery Archive Two
Sandra Renken
School: Luverne High School
Graduation Year: 2016
Title: New Beginnings, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
Right away, I knew that I wanted to complete this project in oil paints. I put together a frame, and then stretched and gessoed the canvas over the frame. Next, I sketched out the composition and started painting. When the painting was complete, I made the nails out of clay, stained and fired them, and positioned them on the canvas as a visual transition between the two different sides. Then I added different wires to finish it off. This piece represents the choices that we can make in the course of our lives, many based on our faith. It also represents the sacrifices that were made to enable us to have that freedom of choice.

Award: Superior

Instructor: Chris Nowatzki

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