“The theme of the exhibit is “delicious-looking cakes”.
Since my motif is that of a birthday cake, I used powdered clay to place a strawberry on the head to give it the appearance of a shortcake.
I wanted to produce a silky, melty texture in the chocolate to make it look even more appetizing.
When making the figure, I had the most trouble with making the strawberry from powdered clay. It was especially difficult to make the bottom of the strawberry look like it was
sitting on top of the whipped cream.”
The theme of my work was to play with colors, so I tried to go into the work without a set plan,
and I freely improvised when choosing my colors and patterns for the work. I felt the strongest aspect of the piece is the coloring. I deliberately left certain brush marks to draw out the white in the base texture,
while the choices of colors and paints compound one another. I struggled most with consolidating a selection of colors that I personally felt would go best together.
I think the sonny angel lettering stands out on top of these colors.
The theme of my work is freedom. I cut, glued, and drew in a creatively freeform work. Initially, I had glued bits above the eyes as well,
but I felt it made the figure look like it would have difficulty breathing without eyes or a nose, so I drew them in afterwards. I felt that the collage of picture I used to make the lips added to the individuality of the work. I had also made the eyes using a collage at first,
but the realistic look seemed to take away from the cute feel, so I drew in the eyes at the end.