Mount Alvernia High School, Newton, Massachusetts
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Una Gavin
Anything Is Possible
My symposium art project is titled Anything is Possible because it is a motivational piece. I chose the quote "Always Seems Impossible Until it's Done" by Nelson Mandela, because I felt was relatable to my feelings as Symposium was starting and senior year draws to a close. Inspired by Stefan Chinof's use of white text submerged in colorful detail, I incorporated a swirl design with a contrast of cool and warm colors. I am happy with my finished piece, and the confidence I have gained in myself after doing an independent project. Along with the ability to execute my thoughts on paper, a new skill I have acquired is using liquid masque, which I have become very familiar with through this project. Liquid masque is used to maintain the original color of the paper, and is peeled away after painting. My goal was to cultivate a feeling of relief and tranquility to the viewers, and I think the oceanic colors and swirls help convey this emotion.
 

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