Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2012 Gallery Archive Two
Jonathan Plotz
School: LQPV High School
Graduation Year: 2013
Title: The Somber Sparrow, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
No Image Available My intent in creating The Somber Sparrow was to show a human characteristic, loneliness, in a nonhuman object. To create this feeling I used a low key color (black) in the negative space and high key colors for the object itself; singling it out and creating a definate emphasis on the bird. The focal point is brought out even more by the bright orange lines that move your eyes to the bird's head and his lonely feelings. I used a rudimentary design and simple shapes to portray my more complex meaning which took some planning ahead. It was also a challenge to use only paper, scissors and glue to make my design, but I feel that I was successful. I discovered that you don't need to work with alot of supplies or include a lot of details in an image to convey your ideas.

Award: Excellent

Instructor: Jill Blom

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