David Jones CFPA Pre-AP Portfolio You can (NOT) redo 17
PINK FLOATIES and Green Pickles Artist Statement: The piece was made for a collaboration project with Knightly. The idea of this creation came from how weird and imaginative Knightly's music is, the aliens, the pink, and a sense of wonder felt through her. To honor her legacy, I made this cover art with the intention to convey the same feelings.
Oil Life of Pineapple Happiness Artist Statement: The life we live, certainly has room for our appetite. A still-life made to appease the appetite of onlookers is achieved by the aim for realism and bright colors cause by the use of oil pastels. As the blue rain drifts and leads you to the contrasting but sweet yellow happiness, you rest on the cloth before you.
LOST in Hiding 02 Artist Statement: Every day, Humans of modern society hide their sins and deceive each other until they get close enough to inevitably show their flaws. That is the message of "Lost in Hiding 02," conveyed as the hand reaches and at the same time, attempts to hide the human's face. The white walls represent a case of claustrophobic attitude, as the human gets closer and closer to discover another's soul.
GREEK SEMINAR Artist Statement: The work "GREEK SEMINAR" is an abstract piece influenced by ancient Greeks. As the marble statues all congregate into a seminar, they represent pillars that hold up society, democracy or at least democracy in its primitive form. However, democracy seems to allow the grape vines to flourish which led to the bell ringing, ringing as if it was the last time that Greece will have such an enlightened society. Made with marker splashed with rubbing alcohol.
Hanging Together on a Tide Artist Statement: The watercolor painting titled the “Network” fits the theme of “Every Life and Job Depend on Water” due to its interconnecting composition, the claustrophobic nature of differing focal points, and usage of objects to represent the necessities of life. The painting consists of interconnecting subjects to create a connection to life depending on each other and on water to live. The claustrophobic nature of the piece is to represent a theme of being stuck together and to have life of function correctly, human kind must provide their fair share in water with everything surrounding humans. The usage of the net is to represents jobs done by fishermen as they depend on water and all the resources in it to survive, a balance of life and jobs and the rate of dependency on water.
INTERFLUID Artist Statement: The photo titled “Interfluid” fits the theme of “Every Life and Job Depend on Water” due to the use of symbolism in objects that replace necessary body parts, in order to conjoin humans and water molecules together. Interfluid is a piece consisting of a human head replaced by a jar to showcase that humans depend on water. The connection to the dependency on water is conveyed through the human’s work clothes and actions to reflect the responsibilities of the workforce. This is strengthened by the inclusion of the family photo. as if “Every Life and Job Depend on Water,”
PLANT SPIRAL Artist Statement: The piece presented is a sculpture, a sculpture of wonder as the plant spirals together as if Jack completed the beanstalk's transformation. The piece is made out of wires to provide a bounciness to prove its sense of life and wonder. The box is the main foundation, proven by the brick motif to provide strength to that wonder. In order to be that box of wonder is to have a collection, a collection of plants, made up of dried up leaves and broken bits of cloths, to be brought to life with one strike with a sewing needle.