School: West Anchorage High School
I created this piece for a portrait assignment in my IB Visual Arts class. It was initally supposed to be a wolf, however, it ended up looking more like a sled dog. The clay was coiled into two different shapes that are fitted together, the head of the dog and the neck of the dog. The neck of the dog is very abstract, with lots of swirls, then gradually phasing out into the realistic dog head. The contrast and connection between the abstract and the realistic is representative of the spirit and the body. The spirit is the ephemeral, whereas the body is quite real and solid. Together the spirit and the body coexist to create a form, or a body, as illustrated by my piece.