Media 1 - Sculpture:
In these pages, I am trying to
explore the accurate proportion of
the human face.
I first explored how to draw the
human face in proportion. After
being more familiar with the
proportions, I began to sculpt the
clay bust in the most accurate
Through my evaluation on my clay
bust, I noticed that my bust lacks a
chin, and because of this, it looks
less realistic. I also need a more
obvious jaw line to makethe bust
look more realistic.
In the image on the bottom right
corner, I noted that the nose on my
bust is too pointy.
In these pages, I am further
exploring the technique of sculpting
with clay and further evaluating my
clay bust as I makeit, so that I can
improve my bust one step at a time.
I discovered that the proportion of
the facial features of my clay bust is
to a large extent quite accurate.
However, I’ve noticed that the neck
is too thin, and anatomically, it is not
a true depiction of real human
beings. I also noticed that my
shoulders and too flat and the nose
is still too sharp.
To further improve my clay bust’s
shoulders, I took a picture of my
friend’s collar bone and decided to
use the image as a guide.
The guide did help me improve the
structure of the shoulders.
Clay Bust Project
In these pages, I have recorded the
last couple steps of completing my
clay busts. I have added and
improved in all the facial features,
such as the eyes and nose.
Because I was inspired by Ah Xian,
who often keeps the clay bust clean
and simple, I’ve decided to keep my
clay bust as the color of the clay.
The next page is my artist research
into the three artists that inspired me
to create my bust.
These pages are the continued
pages of my artist research.
In these two pages, I have further
investigated the forms of the clay
busts created by the three different
At the end of the page on the right, I
have included all the resources I
used to retrieve the information that
is in my artist research.
Media 2 - Acrylic painting:
These pages records the beginning
of a new project.
The theme I chose to work on was
“Stop Copying Me.
I was inspired by Andy Warhol’s
soup can for the “Stop Copying Me”
theme. The soup can has been
copied by many other artist, to the
point that it could be seen very
commonly in society.
Media 3 - Photography:
I was also inspired by Maurizio
Anzeri for my second piece, where I
used cotton and sewed a
photograph of myself, which I took.
The gesture of myself in the
photograph was inspired by Audrey
Hepburn. Through my evaluation, I
concluded that I will need to edit the
picture of myself in the bottom right
Thematic Project 1:
Stop Copying Me
In these pages, I am continuing to
work on editing the photograph I
took, which include adjusting the
exposure, color and filters.
I was also experimenting with the
imprinting technique. I took
McDonald’s logos, printed them in
black and white, cut them out and
imprinted them onto my canvas with
Through my experimenting, I have
discovered that it is hard to imprint
the logo because the logo itself is
very thin and fragile. It can easily get
ripped when applying glue.
Media 4 - Embroidery on
During this step, I finally began to
experiment with sewing
photographs. I printed by
photographs on hard photographic
paper so that the photograph itself
will not crumble up or wrinkle easily
I experimented with single stitching
and double stitching. I discovered
that single stitching makes the
photograph visually look better
because it gives the work a sense
of delicacy and neatness.
Through the process, I also
discovered many more difficulties,
which are recorded on the pages.
I also began to work on a 3rd
of work for this project. I decided to
explore using black and white
In these pages, I continued to work
on my 3rd
painting and began
stitching a new photograph.
Being inspired by Robert
Rauschenberg, I began to explore
layering real life objects/materials
onto my canvas. To begin to do so,
I began layering newspaper on top
of newspaper and then covering
them with paint.
Through my testing, I discovered a
few difficulties and through the
experiment, I learnt how to makethe
work appear neater and more
One thing is trying to tie the end
knots stronger and closer to the
photograph because in my previous
testing piece, I discovered that
when the strings get loose, it does
not make the piece look delicate
enough. Through my experiment, I
was also able to discover how time
consuming it is to create one single
embroidery piece. Initially, I wanted
to create a series, however, due to
the lack of time, I have decided to
create only one piece.
In these pages, I have shown my
ending process of my embroidery
The page on the right, I continued to
work on my two acrylic painting
The first piece on the right page
was the piece that was heavily
inspired by Rauschenberg, I began
to layer random materials found in
my art room onto the canvas, such
as the plastic and the sequences
normally used for decoration.
Originally, the second painting of the
page was covered with McDonald’s
logo and the background of the
painting was white. After a class
critique, I realized that a white
background does not bring much of
a impact to the audience and it also
makes the piece seems incomplete.
Thus, I began to use the same
technique as the first painting’s,
where I began to layer paint on top
of paint, random materials on top of
some other random materials.
In this screen and the previous
screen are my synthesis or
investigation for different artworks by
the two artists that inspired me for
I analyzed Maurizio Anzeri’s work in
order to provide me some insight
into the technique Anzeri uses.
Through my investigation for
Rauschenberg’s Estate, I was able
to identify the themes behind his
works and most importantly, the
technique he uses to layer materials
on top of materials, images on top
of images. Through my interaction
with Rauschenberg’s work, I was
able to get some insight into
abstract art as well.
Thematic Project 2:
Layering It Up
In these pages, I began to work on
another thematic project. This time, I
chose to explore the theme “Layer It
Up”. This is because through my
previous interaction with
I began to explore abstract art more
deeply and began to fell in-love with
the works created by abstract
artists, such as Jackson Pollock.
Pollock inspired me to explore
In these pages, I continued to
explore creating abstract art with
action painting. I began to use the
motion of my body to splashand
pour paint onto the canvas, creating
a free and boundary-less painting
that explores my emotions at the
time of creating.
At the sametime, I continued to
explore layering. I layered paint,
applied through action painting.
Through layering paint, I have
discovered myself another
technique. I began to wash paint off
of the canvas once I have poured
paint onto the canvas. This creates
a subtle tone and lines on the
canvas. The effect created by this
technique is illustrated on the
images in the left side of the screen.
Further more, I began to explore a
technique of ‘blending’, where after
I’ve layered paint, I would use the
dry brush technique and blend
colored together, creating a gradient
and ‘dream’ like effect. This is
illustrated in the painting on the right
side of the screen.
In these pages, I continued to
explore the two techniques that I
developed and was inspired by
Jackson Pollock and Robert
To further enhance the visual appeal
of my work, I began to layer more
real life objects onto my paintings.
I decided to use leaves and flowers
that I picked from the school garden
and layer them onto my painting. To
preserve the color of the plants and
to prevent the plants from drying, I
used matt medium to adhere the
plants onto the canvas. The testing
of this technique is illustrated on the
left side of the screen.
At the bottom of the right page, I
once again decided to experiment
on Pollock’s action painting
In these pages, I continued to work
on layering plants onto one of the
pieces and layering paint on my
other series work.
In my series piece, I began to use
oil paint to add some colors.
The image on the bottom of the left
page shows my end product of my
experimentation with Pollock’s
action painting technique. As you
can see, the painting did not work
well. The colors don’t work together
well, and it just looks very messy.
For this reason, I decided to color
the entire canvas and work on a
piece that uses a similar technique
as the ‘blending piece’.
The left page depicts the complete
‘products’ created for the second
The page on the left is an artist
statement for the last piece I
Thematic Project 3:
These pages depicts the beginning
of my third project, which is about
development. Through the
progression of IB Art, my style of art
has changed drastically, from more
structured art to more abstract art. I
have grown as an artist. So through
this project, I want to further develop
my technique in creating abstract
These pages records the process
of creating the first two pieces of
painting in the project.
Inspired by Pollock, I began to use
tools rather than paint brushes to
apply paint onto the canvas. I began
to use spatula and smear paint onto
These pages shows the process
towards the end of completing the
two pieces for the project.
I experimented with modeling paste,
however was unsuccessful with it.
Thematic Project 4:
On the left side of the screen, there
is my artist statement for one of the
pieces I have created in the third
The right side of the screen records
the beginning of my fourth project,
which is still about development.
I discovered texture gel, so on the
top of the page, I was
experimenting with the effect that
texture gel gives.
These pages shows my progress
for the first two pieces I was working
I began to use texture gel to create
a grainy texture for my paintings, at
the same time, layer newspaper and
biotic materials onto the canvas.
In these pages, I have shown the
close to finishing work from my
previous works and began working
on two more new pieces. The
technique used are very similar to
my previous pieces, where I layer
paint and ‘junks’. However, I have
decided to experiment with layering
materials that were not biotic, such
as foil paper.
In these pages, I have shown the
working progress of all four pieces I
was working on for the fourth
The left page shows the complete
paintings for three out of the four
paintings I was working on.
The right page is one of the artist
statements for my work. The artist
statement further explores my
theme, my technique as well as
some reflection on the process of