Madeline Mueller - Memory Box
Artists Speak About Their Experiences
In reviewing my artwork, I was thinking why did I create them in this way. Why did I choose one style of medium as opposed to other styles? The personal significance of the artwork is that I created them on my own during COVID-19. These will always hold a special meaning because I had to use what I had in order to create my pieces of art. My ideas came from wondering what can I create with very little art supplies. How can I express myself? Well, they allowed me to express my boredom which turned into artwork as well as show what was on my mind during this pandemic. Art plays some role in my life. My mom loves crafts and we will work on some together. It allows me to express myself and what I see in my head I can put to paper.
The artwork in my portfolio were chosen because they are what I created out of different mediums around the house. It allowed me to show that art is all around us.
I do think art does have the power to inspire lasting change because art can motivate people's thoughts, into actions. Seeing art can alter your mindset of a subject, it is very powerful. It's appealing and captivating, works of art can hold powerful meanings.
Next … you will see my Quarantine happy place which are my game systems. They keep me calm and busy during this time where I can't get out.
I hope the viewer can appreciate my artwork as well as understand where they all are coming from during this pandemic. I hope the viewer can see that you can use anything to produce artwork for art is all around us. We just have to look for it. I can't say what influenced my ideas. My art teacher gave us the foundation and I just chose a topic that appealed to me. Painting didn't work for me because I just couldn't get the colors together. So, I chose Markers and paper over anything for ease.
Art, 100 percent, has the power to change things and have a lasting change, but sometimes it depends on the audience. Art is able to change things because it symbolizes and helps people to better understand their world's issues and if they have a better understanding then maybe more people will want to fight for what's right.
My artwork has helped me relieve stress in a way somethings could not.
The meaning in my art is it is very common to feel bored especially at home during quarantine in the Covid-19 pandemic. During my online google meet, the teacher asks us, “How do you feel?” and the students replied in the chat mostly tired and bored which now know people in quarantine are bored. Art is a great way to review what you created which I’m improving a lot now every time I look at the wall of my past artworks.
The pictures in my portfolio are the artwork I created during quarantine and the artwork I think it’s the best. I used the emotion in my mind on “My experience during quarantine” and a pencil when sketching and drawing both artwork in my portfolio since I’m not good with adding colors into the art. I hope that the viewer agrees with me especially with “My experience during quarantine” artwork. What influence me to create these artworks is my emotions and memories from the past. For the “My experience during quarantine” I was influenced by an unknown Japanese artist and that artist art shows a lot of emotion in real life and people’s feelings. What didn’t work is that sometimes I forget what I was thinking for my artwork. What work is that at the end it turns out nice.
The most successful part by my portfolio to me an artist is that I keep on improving my drawing art skills in the future and looking back into it will make me happy and proud of the past me and looking how different I change from the artwork looks.
Yes. Music is a form of art and many people are affected by music or feel something when they hear it. Visual arts can do that too. You can see a picture or the artist's emotions in that picture. Like if you look at a painting with dark colors you might feel sad or lonely.
During this quarantine I have made many different types of artwork for this class, and with every great masterpiece there is an artist statement. I know quarantine has been hard for everyone, people have been losing their jobs kids are no longer is school. It is all just a mess. For me during this time I started to think more about myself and who I am or who I want to be. I like art and everyone I know thinks of it as one of my many talents, but most of the time I drew or painted things people told me I had to. But now that I am in quarantine I can draw and paint things I want to. I like to think about the past and not really about a future because no one really knows how that is going to turn out. So, most of things I drew and painted reminded me of my past. Art has played a small but important rule in my life. I am not the best at describing things so drawing is a lot easier. I make art when I am bored or feel alone and it really helps pass the time.
I wanted to portray an artwork that shows awareness of students being mentally overwhelmed with things such as assignments, projects, and peers. And it seems like even though it's a very big and major problem, nobody seems to be doing anything about it.
Like I said before most of my art has been influenced by things from my past. I look at a lot of cartoons artist and what my stepmom has made through the years. One thing that didn't work for me was when I tried chalk, it didn't really work and it made I big mess. At the end of the day I just want to show people who I am as a person and as an artist. I know I am not the best at everything but that doesn't mean I shouldn't keep trying.
Each artwork means a lot to me. Each artwork reflects on my experience in life, this pandemic, and my enjoyment I have towards creating art and trying my best. The ideas to draw what I did came from my constraints and experiences during life and this pandemic. Art plays a major role in my life; it is my hobby and I hope for it to one day be part of my career.
I really love drawing fantasy characters and love reading fantasy adventure books. Art plays a super important role in my life without it I wouldn’t have much to do in m free time.
I think that art can change a lot if you're showing it to the right audience. Some people won't appreciate it. Others could be really moved. I think it depends on the audience. So yes, it has the potential to make change, but maybe not the stage to.
Art plays an interesting role in my life because fancy art doesn't really mean anything to me, it’s more of the creative street art that is really appealing to me. Art signifies going out of the comfort zone and expressing yourself. I chose the art for my portfolio based on the pieces I put a lot of effort into or if it meant something to me or the community. I hoped the viewer would look at my art as not perfect but exceptional. Quarantine influenced my artwork because some pieces are what I did in quarantine or what I miss because of it, it’s all related.
The most exciting thing was the fact that I got exceptional work done each week, not like in class when I get 1 piece done after 4 weeks. I am proud of my artwork; it’s a win-win.
My digital portfolio encompasses the meaning that every artwork has for me personally, my ideas for each artwork express numerous aspects of my life, and my digital portfolio also demonstrates how art plays a major role in my everyday life.
Some problems in schools and community around me is that people can be racist sometimes. I would like people to change and see that is doesn't matter your race, and that all lives matter. I think art can have the power to inspire change in some people because it depends on how you are as a person and how passionate you are about the topic.
Art has changed how I view life for the better by making me a calmer and more creative person.
I hope the viewer will be brought positivity, creativity, and joy from my artwork. I wasn't influenced by any artists or art forms, nothing influenced me. The most successful part of this portfolio to me as an artist is being able to branch out, use new medias, and try new techniques.
Art plays a big role in my life, it helps me with stress, sadness, and even when I’m happy. Art makes me happy; it Is one of the places where I feel like I can escape from everything and just be present in the moment and be happy.
There have been a couple times where my father was working on the yard and random people would call him the ‘N’ word with a hard ‘R’, I would like to see less of this discrimination happening. I would like for people not assume things just because the color of someone’s skin. I think that my art does have the power I think that it would make people think about what they are doing and how it affects others.
I chose these artworks for my portfolio because I feel like they mean the most to me and look the best. Most of the time I figured out that when what I am drawing means something to me, it looks better and just feels better than an artwork that doesn’t mean as much to me.
The most important part of this portfolio is making a difference. I feel that a lot of what I drew can make a difference, you just must dig deeper. I feel that this world needs change, there is a lot of wrong but there is also a lot of good, that is what I tried to make my portfolio about, the good and the bad, I don’t think you should just focus on one, I think you should focus on both.
The meaning of this portfolio is 3 of what I think are the best things that I have done over this break. The ideas come from issues in this world or personal experiences. Art plays a big role in my life because both my parents are good at art and I have grown up in an artsy house. I also enjoy doing art.
Art is very important to me because It's a way to relieve stress and to help me cope with things. I chose the artworks in my portfolio because those are my realistic ones that I am extremely proud of. I love nature even if I don’t like going outside, so I chose to draw some things from nature that I have seen. I drew them on my iPad, online, in an app called ProCreate. I hope people will like my artwork since I spent a long time on them. The influences I got are the people who draw realistic artworks and the nature itself. Certain brushes didn’t go well with the texture, so I had to keep changing brushes to find the one that’s perfect. Many colors, brushes, and techniques didn’t work. The most important thing in the portfolio to me is how my artwork turned out. The most successful thing for me was that I drew realistic for once.