I'm a senior in my high school's visual arts program, which means I will have a gallery show for my artwork this coming April! Thought I'd make a thread about the artwork I've been making for my show:
Because I've never been able to stick to just doing one thing, my series work has been made up of 2 wildly different concepts:
The first half will be abstract textile pieces. I've been interested in textiles and fiber art for many years, but only started working in that medium last year. I really like experimenting with different methods, and tend to focus much more on the process of making the pieces than the final product. Some of the larger ones are woven, and the smaller ones are mostly knitted, with an additional accent color added to the piece once the main shape is done. In the next few weeks, I'd like to try to learn how to crochet so that I can make some pieces with a more organic shape. I also want to finish making one really annoying one that I've been working on for... a while.
A lot of my artwork over the past few years has involved either straightforward jokes, or using less obvious ways to express my sense of humor, often finding different ways to depict something in the wrong context. Last year I did one project where I used found objects to create little environments inside of common containers (a jewelry box, a glasses case, a crock pot, etc). I also made some cartoons (painted in acrylic first, then scanned and colored in photoshop).
The second half of my series this year is sort of the halfway point between those two things. I have been talked into including those shitposty (such professional terminology, I know) photoshopped images I make in my series work. I don't need to be taken seriously as an artist. It's fine.
So at this point, I just need to work on the textiles and the photoshopped pieces nonstop for the next 2 months. Wish me luck!
(I've attached images of a comic and vessel piece from last year, as well as two fiber pieces, and 2 photoshopped images)