Title of Art Piece: Self Portrait
Student/Artist’s Name: Isobel Smith
School: Haines High School
Artist Statement: When the painting unit began, I immediately started looking for inspiration from photographs online. One of the main websites I went to was National Geographic Photography. In this website, I found an interesting photo of a man from Rajasthan, India. He caught my attention first off because of his very direct gaze straight into the camera and the serious expression on his face as he posed for the photo. His mustache was also very unusual and I liked the stark contrast between his dark face and his almost neon orange turban.
Overall, the purpose of my painting was to present a portrait of an obviously traditional Indian man who allowed his picture to be taken and posted on the Internet for anyone, such as me, to do with what they will.