Friday, March 23, 2012

Trash into Treasure - Student Work

It's funny how something destined for the trash bin could turn into a work of art.  This is senior Jaimee Chirico's paper palette that she used to put her acrylic paint onto as she was executing her most recent piece. Acrylic is really a polymer medium (plastic) and dries very quickly before you are able to use it all up.  So she has layers and layers of paint on this thin little sheet.  One day I noticed it in her cubby and asked her what she was going to do with it.  She said probably just throw it away.  So I suggested that she mount it on a small canvas frame, and wella, a work of art is born!  When you view it from a distance it actually looks a bit like an abstracted heart.  Very cool Jaimee.

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