Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2017 Gallery Two
Courtney Wolf,
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2018
Title: iWood, 2D Mixed Media/Collage

iWoodis a self-portrait-reflection of a picture I took of myself in the exterior mirror of my pickup. I decided to do a monochromatic painting, because I thought it would give the image a moody blue feel. My intention in this painting was to show the viewer a moody side to myself hence, why I decided to use an image where I wasn't showing much emotion. I then decided that I would use wood slices so I had my grandpa cut the wood into pieces for me on his bandsaw. After glueing the slices to create a repetition of shapes to the base, I began to paint it. I soon ran into a problem when I started to paint the face, there was a large gap in the wood slices and it made the painting more abstract than I had originally planned. To fix this, I cut up small twigs and filled in the gaps where I thought it was necessary. This piece is one of my favorite works that I have done.
 

Award: Excellent

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

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