Arundel High School, Gambrills, MD

Arundel High School, Gambrills, MD

Created by Arundel High School, Gambrills, MD

Artist: Hannah

Title: Equal

Teacher: Mrs. Rolfsness

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas, along with dry-brushing.

Did you enjoy this project? This project has been a wonderful experience, not only have I learned more about art and different techniques to express myself, but also the deeper issues of racial inequality.

About: “Equal” focuses on one of the world’s largest issues to date: racial inequality. I wanted the work to encompass the sources of this unreasonable hatred.

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Artist: Ashley

Title: Essence

Teacher: Mrs. Rolfsness

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Pencils, colored pencils, gouache, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Overall just mixed media.

Did you enjoy this project? I really enjoyed completing this project as it helped me get really creative with colors and designs. I have a love for abstract art and I think I did a good job showing it.

About: When I thought of the theme for the contest, I was in a bit of a bind as to what I wanted to represent on my art. So I just started to draw and see what would come of it. I recently visited an art museum, so I just drew as abstractly as I wanted.
My point of view is that life is full of confusion and chaos and that as humans we try to understand it in any way possible. So I believe when a person first sees the project they will try to understand what it means, much like life. I’m also a fan of different cultures so I tried to incorporate elements from them. So really I went in without really a plan, but I ended up with something that really could be deep once you think about it.

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Artist: Kaitlynn

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Rolfsness

Theme: Stop Poverty

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I choose to do a well put together business man walking past a homeless man on a city street. The business man’s eyes are smudged out to represent how people today pretend to not see the poverty on the street and choose to ignore the homeless instead of helping them. The homeless man’s mouth is smudged out to represent how minorities mainly the poor don’t have much of a voice to speak up and ask for help and fight for right or get privileges. The graffiti on the side of the building showing how things need to change the world and how we are dealing with poverty and other problems and to not ignore them but actually make a change.

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Artist: Carley

Title: Point of View of The Godess of The Small Earth

Teacher: Mrs. Rolfsness

Theme: Point of View

Materials and techniques: Prismacolor marker – white, variety of watercolor paints, acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, black ink, canvas that was provided.

Did you enjoy this project? The project was enjoyable but the paper was difficult. It was difficult to work with watercolor. Because the paper absorbed everything it took a long while to get anything done.

About: This artwork is about how from a certain point of view the earth is small, and how secluded it is compared to the vast space around it. In addition to this it shows that one can see a bigger picture if they take a step back in order to see everything.

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Artist: Kayleigh

Title: The Bad Apple

Teacher: Mrs. Rolfsness

Theme: Society

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and Abstract Expressionism.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My artwork is about our everyday society. Everyday there is something negative about the world that gets all of the focus. Something amazing could be happening but we are so distracted by the negative we forget to notice the positive. In my piece, I painted a big dark blob in the center, it focuses the attention of the piece even though there are bright vibrant colors mixed in behind it. If society chooses to continue taking on this type of lifestyle, there will not be many positive things to focus on anymore.