ELIZABETH’S SCORE: 6 - DRMEDIA: WATERCOLORElizabeth’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• This concentration "Animalocalypse" is • Integration of the concentration topic and the presented work is succinct and unmistakable. a narrative series that resembles an • Art-historical references and the narrative alternate universe where the roles of structure of the work exhibit animals and humans are switched. innovation, investigation and thoughtful, sophisticated decision making. Several are based from famous • The work is technically excellent, and the paintings (the first, fifth and last watercolor medium is effectively used to images), but the majority of the express engaging and whimsical ideas. watercolors are done from my • The appropriation of themes or photographic imagination. As they progress from the sources clearly provides a visual reference that is uniquely transformed and placed in first to the last, the message grows service of a larger, personal vision. more suggestive to the viewer. Some • Overall the work is outstanding and sustains a paintings have a more light hearted high level of conceptual and technical accomplishment. mood, and all provoke a story.
MALLORY HARDIMAN – COLUMBIA CENTRALHS, COLUMBIA, TN 1
MALLORY’S SCORE: 4 - DRMEDIA: PENCIL, OIL PASTEL, PRISMACOLORMallory’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• The original vision for my • The students voice is discernible, even concentration was the interesting though the concentration theme may be too broad for successful investigation. structures from my home town and travels. I have always been fascinated • The work demonstrates a good level of by the formal beauty of simple skill with some uneven accomplishment. Further investigation of form and mark- structures. making, as seen in images 8 and 9, would result in a higher level of overall success. • There is some clear decision making and adequate technical competence with noticeable transformation and discovery. • Overall the work is of good quality.
NATHAN MOY – KONG INTERNATIONALSCHOOL, HONG KONG 1
NATHAN’S SCORE: 6 – 2DMEDIA: WATERCOLOR & DIGITALNathan’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• The central idea of my concentration is • The theme and technical skills are Incognito. Humans utilize metaphoric excellent, and the students voice is prominent and transcends the original masks to hide our true identity. photographic sources. Because of this, our city becomes artificial and fake. We feel naked • The commentary did not contribute to the grading; the excellent designs and social without them, so we have become statements in the work itself demonstrate "incognito addicts." an original vision and risk taking. • The repetition, contrast, emphasis and figure/ground relationships reveal informed decision making and effective use of two-dimensional design principles. • The work presents an original vision.
JOSHUA’S SCORE: 4 – 2DMEDIA: MIXED MEDIAJoshua’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• The initial idea of my concentration • This concentration illustrates some innovative thinking in the expressive use of mixed was the idea of what comes from your media, resulting in a discernible student voice. head, whether it is a physical object, • Although inconsistent in quality, the work or an idea. From there the basis of my demonstrates some technical competence, especially in the drawing concentration turned into an applications. The technical skills and exploration of human emotions and articulation of ideas do not always work together. how they can seem to be trapped in • Some works, such as images 1, 2 and your head, a metaphorical box, 12, demonstrate a general understanding of struggling to gain freedom. principles such as order/balance, space, and figure/ground relationships, but other works lack a cohesive visual structure, as in images 5, 9 and 11. • There may be uneven levels of accomplishment, but overall the work is of good quality.
IAN STONE – MOUNTAIN BROOK HS, MOUNTAINBROOK, AL 1
IAN’S SCORE: 5 – 2DMEDIA: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHYIan’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• My concentration uses the mask to • The student presents a strong body of work with original, innovative ideas. illustrate the veneer of false • An evocative, engaging theme is clearly personality. In my own life, I have presented. struggled with a transparency of • Overall the work shows understanding and being, retreating to isolation and hiding effective application of design principles, behind a bulwark of silence and self- particularly use of balance, including both approximate symmetry and asymmetry. deception to protect myself from judgement and exploitation. By • Intentional use of color in background, clothing and masks serves to unify individual pieces. utilizing a broad range of • Risk taking is prevalent though some materials, environments, wardrobes compositions lack the impact of others. and poses I have created a series of • Within the range of concentrations that received a self-portraits that describe not only the score of 5, this represents a high level of extent of this affectation, but the accomplishment. emotional states that surround its • The work presents an original vision and is overall of strong quality. creation.
RACHEL MATERO – AVONDALE HS, AUBURNHILLS, MI 1
RACHEL’S SCORE: 3 – DRMEDIA: WATERCOLOR AND INKRachel’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• My concentration is abstracted nature • The connection between the concentration topic and the work studies. I derived inspiration from artist presented is evident. Bobbi Meier, and a visit I made to • There is moderate decision making and Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania. I emerging growth seen in images 9 and achieved this through exploration of 11, although the detail images 10 and 12 techniques in watercolor and ink. seem unnecessary. • Though uneven, the work demonstrates emerging technical skills. • The line variation seen throughout the work adds playfulness to the students voice. • Overall the work exhibits an emerging level of accomplishment.
NINA’S SCORE: 5 – 2DMEDIA: WATERCOLORNina’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• The main idea of my concentration is • An original and inventive concentration is roller coaster design. I have always clearly present. been inspired to design roller coasters • The application of design elements such out of the ordinary and wanted to be as value, color, light and contrast are more creative towards them, different effective and carefully considered. from the standard type of roller • There is evidence of thoughtful decision coasters that we usually see. making through the use of scale and dynamic movement in the inventive compositions. • The technical aspects of the work are strong. • Overall the work is of strong quality.
JOSE LOZANO – BOOKER T WASHINGTON HSFOR THE VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS,DALLAS,TX 1
JOSE’S SCORE: 5 – DRMEDIA: BROWN MARKER, MIXED MEDIA, ACRYLIC, GRAPHITE, COLOREDPENCILJose’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• Since I was a little kid I played at my • The student presents a strong body of work with an engaging visual theme. godfathers wrecking yard. I was fascinated with exploring the wrecks. I • The work is technically strong; markers and colored pencils are used well to express the began to think about the wrecks and ideas. how the wrecks happened. When • There is growth and transformation from early someone crashes a car it is violent flat line drawings like images 1 and 4. and noisy. Dreams are demolished. • In images 5 and 6, line variety and overlapping People are injured and sometimes help create three-dimensional form and space. killed. My drawings make me think of • Improvement in both composition and range of broken dreams. usually see. values is evident from images 7-12. • The work presents an original vision and overall is of strong quality.
BEVERLY’S SCORE: 5 – DR MEDIA: DIGITALBeverly’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• My general idea for my concentration • This concentration demonstrates a well- crafted, unique and thoughtful solution to a consisted of humans who had lost potentially clichéd theme. their identity or a definition of • The work is technically strong. individuality. I wanted to express what • There is a successful use of composition, rhythm you lose when you hide your "true and color, including black-and-white and face" to the world and what leads up to monochromatic images. The work would benefit from a greater exploration of the illusion of depth. people hiding their true personalities. I also wanted to incorporate what would • Effective manipulation of drawing techniques is clearly present in the integration of digital media come out of this concealment and how and analog mark-making and texture. it affected ones surroundings. This • The work demonstrates originality; a more was mainly influenced by my own complex and dynamic exploration of the concentration topic would result in further troubles at finding myself along with discovery. the innocence I saw [in] my younger • Overall the work is of strong quality. relatives lives.
SARAH SCHAAB – GARNET VALLEY HS, GLENMILLS,PA 1
SARAH’S SCORE: 3 – DR MEDIA: MIXED MEDIA, CHARCOAL, STAMPS, ACRYLIC, CHALK PASTELSarah’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• The central idea of my concentration is • This concentration demonstrates a well- crafted, A concentration with some original politics in the United States and the ideas is presented, although the choice of way our government is perceived by subject matter is somewhat erratic in relation to the theme. different social groups or parties. I • The juxtaposition of text to image and image chose this as my concentration to image is carefully considered, adding visual because I love reading and watching interest as well as texture. the news to see the drama that is • Growth and transformation are evident in the rendering of form, although the rendering involved with the varying opinions of would benefit from bolder use of light and the people in our country. shade. • There is an emerging use of energized mark- making. • Overall the work is of moderate quality.
SUCHA’S SCORE: 6 – DR MEDIA: TEMPERA, COLORED PENCILSucha’s Concentration Statement AP Score Rationale• The central idea for my concentration • An unmistakable, consistent and engaging theme is supported by informed is to do intricate studies of fruits and decision making. vegetables. • The work is technically excellent, as evidenced in the application of drawing concepts and techniques such as light, shade, composition and mark-making. • The detailed rendering of form provides an expression of nuanced subtlety through a sophisticated exploration of depth. • The work goes far beyond copied or standard images and creates a prominent student voice.