AP Art
GENESIS 1:1 – "In the beginning God created…"
Aidan Johnson- Concentration

IMG_20190316_171900_609 (1)

IMG_20190316_171900_611

IMG_20190329_211530262

IMG_20190331_204552_178

IMG_20190414_181659196

a

IMG_20190222_091445701

IMG_20190503_082607254_222IMG_20190222_140549245

 

2Johnson_Aidan_062land

 

 

boy

The topic of my concentration is the idea of order and chaos. I chose this due to my experiences with sudden, drastic changes in my life, and the world that throw my reality into chaos. As well as the ways I’ve found to cope and adjust to these changes to maintain order. A lot of these pieces are results of that struggle to make sense of change, emotional hardship, the chaotic nature of high school and the anticipation of what comes after.

I mainly used pencil as it allowed me to create intricate details and line work, as well as a variety of shading options. To express chaos I used clusters of frantic patterns and swirls to create trippy, cluttered pieces. To create representations of order, I left blank spaces and used natural landscapes, most prominently seen in pieces #3 and #5. Using softer shading and an escape from the frantic, wild messes in the other pieces.  I also experimented with color, I used watercolor in #7 to make a more soft, ethereal background, while I used colored pencil in #5 to make thicker lines and add a little brightness.

Categories: Johnson A. Portfolio -

Leave a Reply