Wednesday, November 11, 2009


This is created from oil pastel and foam board. There are 5 different layers. Layer one (bottom right square), layer two (bottom left square), layer three (top left), layer four (top right), and layer 5 (frame). Each layer has its according amount of foam board making a 3D piece. I really loved doing this piece. The funny part about this is that I created the 4 window squares and originally had no intention of making the frame. But when I had finished them I didn't want to stop with the design and I thought it was just "missing something". So, I made the boarder and had a wonderful time trying to figure out how it would extend if they were all touching.


These are characters from my imagination that I have wanted to do in a piece for ages. They are made from found paper and found images. I was going for more earthy tones and "flower power".

Monday, September 21, 2009

Old Hollywood

This is my encaustic piece made from wax, paper, tissue, buttons, and lace. I went for a old hollywood theme because of my love for old things! I chose the tryptic style because I love how you can created pieces within the piece. I think it allows the viewer to separate my ideas better and for them to flow outward.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tatoo Lady

No this is not ink on paper! This is my paper cut. Each one of those curlycues is hand cut from the white paper. I drew the design first on the paper and then cut it out. It is a very daunting, tedious and at times frustrating process but in the end you get something that is unique (and more so in person). It is originally of a classmate of mine, but may not look exactly like her now. I'm calling it the Tatoo Lady because she looks like she has extreme henna tatoos all over her body.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Little Ones

This is my polytych and it was inspired from the orange flowers that I found in my closet. I wanted every material I used and every color to surround the flowers or be in some way related to them. I tried in all of the mini pieces to show some sort of motion or pattern that could be represented by buttons, fabric, or card paper. this was my favorite to create so far and it took the longest, but it was most rewarding because it was the first in my study of variety versus unity (which would later be my concentration in AP Art).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fashion Icons

This is my altered book. My favorite person is the black woman with the really curly hair. i used card paper and colored pencils. i don't really like how the blonde girl turned out. She looks very masculine. My little sister really liked these ladies and I created four separate 7.5x11 pieces (each with one girl on it) that go with the color schemes of her room (pink, yellow, black, and white). My little sister is very girly and they just remind me of her as a little fashionista!