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Volume 56
Issue 1

Single Visual Art Post

  • AP Portfolio
Evan Eubanks- AP Drawing Portfolio
Evan Eubanks
How can I use artwork to represent my experience with being a musician? I wanted to investigate my personal history with learning and being consumed by my obsession with piano. I experimented with multiple strokes and gestures to represent the unique act of creating music. I wanted to use a character to take the viewer on the journey of a musician struggling to love their instrument.
I began the investigation with experimenting with using gestural and dynamic marks to show a musician. The first three pieces show a younger musician in the many stages of practicing his art, bowing after a performance, practicing, and the frustration that comes with practicing. I then focused on using hands as a symbol for the musicians obsession, the 4th-6th piece show a pianist who cannot escape the hands even in sleep. I then used color to show the fingertips of the 10th piece being worn away through overwork. I finished the portfolio with his hands joined in peace to end his story.