by Tina Nguyen
The library is currently holding a display of the art portfolios of the AP Studio Art students. The AP Art students have worked all year long to perfect their portfolios and submitted their portfolios on May 11th. AP Studio Art offers three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. All the portfolios are the broken down into three sections of Concentration, Breadth, and Quality.
Concentration focuses on investigation and process of discovery; Breadth focuses on a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques; and Quality focuses on the best art pieces that display form, technique, and content. In total, the Drawing and 2-D Design portfolios consists of 29 pieces and the 3-D Design portfolio consists of 25 pieces. Compared to other AP tests, AP Studio Art is graded on a scale of 1 to 6 instead of 1 to 5.
Currently displayed in the library are the art pieces of AP Art students Christina Tran, Olivia Timmins, Winny Kwong-Sito, Moona Abdulkerim, and Caike DeOliveira.
In Christina Tran’s artist statement, she hopes her pieces will make people think. Many of her pieces are extremely intricate in sculpting and painting. One of her sculptures is of the square inside a sphere and another is of a snake going in and out of a sphere.
Olivia Timmins’ Concentration in her pieces is phobia. She uses different mediums and different points of views in her pieces to enhance the image of fear from her drawing of the Joker to the drawings of an old woman and a skeleton.
Winny Kwong-Sito’s Concentration in her pieces focuses on hands. In her artist statement, she is fascinated by the many functions and sculpture of hands. She uses different mediums in her pieces as well and has a distinct and unique oriental style of drawing.
Moona Abdulkerim’s Concentration in her pieces is curiosity. In her artistment statement, she says she wanted to expand on what the meaning of curiosity really is in her pieces. Her pieces reflect the ideas of curiosity through investigation, learning, and exploration.
Caike DeOliveira’s display consists of portraits of people and many colorful pieces. The colorful painting of the phoenix emerging from the ashes with a newborn baby is interestly juxtaposed next to a black and white watercolor of skeletons.