By Eva Whaley & Gabbie Spurlock
For many, art can be an escape from responsibilities—a way to relax from the stress of school. Art can make people feel “alive,” as Sky Song (’19) mentioned. In Upper School art teacher Pam Sutherland’s Drawing 1 class, Song and his classmates work on their latest assignment. Sutherland gave each student a flower to draw and an emotion to convey without “personifying”—representing the emotion with a human.
Clay Ryan (’20) is drawing a furious bird of paradise. He uses angry colors, like red and black, and drew the characters for “furious” and “I’m angry right now” in Chinese. Now, he told me, he is working on bringing attention back to his flower.
Eli Schwartz (’20) draws an obsessive tulip. He plans on having a series of tulips which deteriorate over time, from left to right.
Kimberly Jeans (’17) is drawing a depressed stock flower. Her final piece will include lots of black behind the flower.
Ellis Henderson (’19) incorporates “arrogance” into his drawing of a calla lily by making the flower out of copied one hundred dollar bills.
Justin (’17) draws an elated rose. He uses different colors, and the ink on the top of the drawing shows “upper excitement” and the stem on the bottom is dripping, giving the drawing “another dimension.”
Photos by Eva Whaley & Gabbie Spurlock.