AP Art Portfolio

(2020)

This 12-piece series for my AP art portfolio explores the theme of self-acceptance. In my works I addressed my insecurities (comparing myself to others, body image, losing touch with my identity) and the emotional phases in my journey for self-acceptance. I used flowers as symbols to depict my journey, connecting their diverse meanings to my experience. The cool hues in my work referenced Picasso’s Blue Period; I also analyzed various cultures for insight. This project served as a method of self expression and a way to find catharsis in my creative process. 

The descriptions are at the bottom of each piece.

Materials: acrylic and/or oil on wood panel

Transfiguration
Transfiguration

This piece explores how I have always compared myself to my peers in the past and how I have learned to thrive in my own way.

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Enclosed Arms
Enclosed Arms

This piece explores my insecurities with body image and how I am still learning to come to terms with accepting my body.

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Find My Way Home
Find My Way Home

This piece symbolizes awakening of a new version of yourself. The duckweed symbolizes lack of family roots (being swept away by the water, letting go of toxicity) and the hydrangea represents a newfound perseverance and strength. My piece was inspired by the painting Ophelia.

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Transfiguration
Transfiguration

This piece explores how I have always compared myself to my peers in the past and how I have learned to thrive in my own way.

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