Samuel Wilhelm AP Portfolio
The inquiry that originally guided my investigation was how do I feel about the things I see in my every day life. As I progressed through my pieces, the question evolved to, "How does color add meaning and emotion to the mundane in the world?"
My investigation originally was more structured around how altering the mundane affects its meaning - changing shapes and textures my content was more important than the color. I eventually found that color gave a much more emotionally provocative element to my art, and it allowed me to communicate my intentions with the piece much more clearly. Several of my pieces completely changed direction as new ideas came to me. I think piece #10 best shows my process. I originally started with the intent of using a single piece of paper to create the shapes and contours of my backpack. I was unhappy with some of the composition, and realized I could use bits of my other sketches to better the whole piece. The nature of my concentration being personal let my mind think much more freely about every aspect of creating my pieces.