Thursday, 26 November 2015

Sam Mitchell Homework

For our art homework we had to research an artist and create some sort of presentation about them. I have chosen Sam Mitchell. I have used a google doc to present. here is my presentation.
Sam Mitchell
By Henrietta Scott
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What stands out to me
The way she puts lots of different tattoo like pictures on the face and neck. The way she draws the hair.
Techniques used / Process
She paints on the reverse side of sheets of acrylic (hard plastic). This would mean she had to paint and draw backwards. She uses acrylic paint to do this.. The background is painted in last. She uses lots of unnatural colours.
What she has communicated
The tension between rebellion and proprietary, transgression and etiquette.
Sam was born in the United States in 1971 and now lives in Auckland. Sam studied  at Elam School of Fine Arts in
New Zealand .

Interesting Info
Sam has won many awards for her work including the Paramount Award at the Wallace Art Awards (2010).  The prize consisted of  a six months travel to work with the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Also a bronze trophy. Sam has painted toucans, parrots, budgerigars, canaries, cats and people. She has an interest in comics and tattoos which reflects in her artwork. She likes to use discoloured dog eared  back  pages of books for some of her artwork.

Glossary: Etiquette: doing things properly, rebellion: a fight against something, proprietary: ownership, transgression: (similar to rebellion).  

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