What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was anatomy and just kind of the structure of the human form and just kind separating that and exploring it.
Does you portrait resemble anyone in particular?
I used a photograph from a thrift store.
What were you trying to communicate with this portrait?
I was trying to communicate just basically the layers that build up the human form.
What was going through your head as you were making it?
I had the picture that I found and thought would work, and in her leg I have her muscle showing. She’s kind of hiking up her skirt a little bit, and so I was trying to see what natural framing devices I could use to push emphasis.
What did you learn from this painting?
Yeah, I learned a lot. So basically I’m working on concentration now, and just figuring out what I can use to sustain 12 pieces. I just figured what compositional devices I can use and what techniques I can use to push the concept
How would you describe your art style?
My art style is really subtle, but I like to use a lot of figures. I like color, but what I’ve been doing recently hasn’t been using color.
If you could hang out with one dead artist, who would it be?
Vincent Van Gogh, because he revolutionized art and brought in new ideas and new styles, and he was a really kind person, and he worked in the church a lot just helping people out. I think that’s really cool that he was doing stuff for himself and not just what the art community viewed as excellent. And I would definitely try to get him some help.