Matthew Cross AP Portfolio
The inquiry that initially guided my artwork was based on my fascination with the contrast of today’s society compared to past generations, and the different societal boundaries that guide each. The investigation evolved to question “how would the past feel about this particular modern behavior?”
My sustained investigation shows practice in every piece I worked on. Through the use of practice, I grew stronger in depicting the anatomy to the human body and face through proportion and color. Improvement through practice is also clear in the progress of every piece I made, which I have included in my investigation images. Experimentation was also a fundamental aspect in my investigation, as testing new mediums and styles was an important goal of mine. Trying new paints, investigating mundane objects like aluminum foil, and testing layered images, all show how my pieces characterize experimentation. Lastly, revision was also a key factor in finalizing my art which I sought to make better until it was my best. Image 8 is possibly the best example as it started out as a plain portrait, and through my steps of revision, changed into a piece with meaning and symbolism.