School: West Valley High School
Painted with tempera paints with a focus on details and textures. It was a study on perspective and light.
This piece was based on my strong love of insects, but was also based in finding beauty and intricacy in an insect not typically seen as beautiful. The moths are based one multiple different species, including tiger moths and hawk moths, but combine many different species different traits and unique features.
I was tasked with creating a painting using a palette knife instead of brushes. I was inspired by various stylized pieces I saw online, and through trial and error, created one of my own! Acrylics.
I have been experimenting with different underglazing techniques and stumbled across one that used shaving cream. After lots of practice I feel that I have successfully created the marbling effect that I want on my mugs.
(Honorable Mention – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)
These copper earrings have been rolled with a lace texture and embellished with sterling silver beads. Doming them gave them dimension. The hardest part of making these was getting the beads to stay in place while soldering them.
(Honorable Mention – Photography)
What inspired me to take this photo was something I saw a couple years ago. It was a photo of a girl holding a lot of little fairy lights, but the background was slightly lit. I knew I wanted to do something like that, and so I thought about it, and because my room gets so dark in the evening and I had lights, I decided to do it. I added the dress part because it looks better than it would have in a tee and jeans. I think it turned out really great and I’m so happy with how it looks.
(3rd Place – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)
These earrings are made of copper wire, thin sterling silver wire, and a natural river stone bead. The hardest part of making these was soldering the wires together.
(2nd Place – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)
This bracelet is made of copper and nickel. The piece includes etching, the use of a hydraulic press and soldering. The bracelet uses tension to open and close.
(1st Place – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)
These earrings are made of sterling silver and real moss. Triangular shapes were cut out of the metal with extra width on the sides so that I could bend them to form a triangular box. Hammering the sides was the hardest part to make sure that I got the desired shape.
(1st Place – Multicultural Art)
The beading was done first on felt for these mittens. The mittens are made out of moose hide and are trimmed with rabbit fur. These took me about 2 months to compete.