Ryan Mouritzen AP Portfolio
The main inquiry that guided my sustained investigation was, “How can I play with common, everyday objects to change the way they are used, perceived, or show a feeling?”
Although a quite broad inquiry, I found many things that barred off ideas, such as wanting to illustrate things that aren’t present in my everyday life. This challenge made me really think about what I use everyday- things like shoes, a water bottle, pencil, music/headphones, and a car. With this narrowed down theme, I was able to successfully depict ideas I had- I feel this showed most strongly in Ripe and Isolated. Furthermore, my sustained investigation shows evidence of practice, experimentation, and revision through my sketches/process work and peer critiques on my work. In my drawing titled “Blazer”, I initially had no background at all until discussing with my teacher that I would need one, so I began some ideas. I wanted to keep it simple and sleek, but eventually went with a bubbly/wavy look and took the colors from the tag above the Swoosh to provide some well-needed contrast.