Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2015 Gallery Archive Two
Allison Kneisl
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Teenage Emotions, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
My artwork is a dramatic expression self portrait. I wanted to create a unique artwork that represents me visually but also my feelings. I created a watercolor background using different colors and lengths to express the many thoughts and variety of challenges in my life. I used cool colors to represent the feeling of sadness with a variation of warm hues to represent hope. After I finished the background, I chose to draw my image in charcoal. I like the transparency of the blending but also the definite lines as a contrast. Starting the charcoal made me think about how these definite lines could represent everything positive in life such as everything that I am sure about and happy with. The transparent charcoal layers represent overcoming the difficulties. I really like how this has turned out. It took some time, but it was well worth it.

Award: Superior

Instructor: LeAnn Atchison

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