Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2017 Gallery Two
Anthony Ruiz,
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Fenced In, 2D Mixed Media/Collage

I wanted to create a self-portrait collage that was unique. I used one of my senior pictures that I had edited on my ipad. To make it more creative I placed emphasis on the fence by didviding the picture into diagonal squares. I started with a light blue mat board and then I grabbed a dark blue mat board and started to cut out 2 by 2 squares. When I was done I glued the squares making it look like a fence. I also added hot glue to add a 3 dimensional quality to the fence. I drew myself on the mat board after everything was dried. I used multiple colors of chalks to color this picture. After several hours of working on this I experienced that chalk makes a huge mess. I did this project because every now and then I like to challenge myself and thought this would be unique project to work on. This artwork is one of my best pieces of art and I am satisfied with the outcome of my work.

Award: Superior

Instructor: LeAnn Atchison

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