Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This year in art, I've progressed exponentially as an artist and a student. Coming into Haddon Township this year from Paul VI was an enormous culture shock for me as I had been previously exposed to a big school. When I met with Mr. Ottinger in the guidance office on my first day and he asked what elective I wanted to take, the first word out of my mouth was art. I've always loved art and admired the works that inspired artists came up with. But, the first day I walked into art with Ms. Kiick I'll admit I was a little bit intimidated with the different art projects going on. The first thing I worked on was my own personal Art x1. Looking back now, I am particularly proud of that piece because of all I had going on at the time with adjusting to HT. At first I had no confidence in producing a piece half as good as those of my classmates. Ms. Kiick saw the potential in my artistic abilities and brought out the best in me. Ever since that first piece I created, my confidence has grown and grown even when I got paint all over me during ceramics. At this moment, I feel as though I can doing anything art; maybe even get my art hung up next to 'The Mona Lisa'. I look to continue my art career next year and beyond.
My time capsule is an expressive representation of the person I am here today. Inside there's many sports related items that speak volumes to the lifestyle I live as an athlete. From the sports catalog page, to the Nike receipt; I implicate sports in my everyday lifestyle. Within the components of these sport related items, one will find that they are all related to shoes. My love for sneakers runs deep so it was an easy selection for me. Also in my box I selected to add lyrics to a Tim McGraw song. This was also an uncomplicated decision because ever since I was little my mom always listened to country so my love for it was implanted at a young age. Another piece that could be found in my time capsule is an attendance slip. I have a hard time getting out of the bed in the morning so the reception of an attendance slip is a common occurrence for me. One could also find a picture of me and my best friend who is really more like a brother to me. He has been there for me since kindergarten so adding a picture was simply inevitable. Finally I added a flower to my capsule for a couple of reasons. One reason is that I draw inspiration everyday from nature in my art and life. Another reason is that I'm fascinated at how the earth is structured and how all things have a role in their respective ecosystem. If someone were to open this box, a lot of thoughts would be going through their head about the kind of person I am.