Arts & Culture

Featuring Student Art

Hello folks, I’ve received some new student artwork from your classmates for the Beacon’s Arts and Poetry section. In this post, I decided to contribute as well… I found a photograph that I took a long time ago that I’d like to share with you. As for the other contributor, Rachel Kathryn will be sharing a series of mixed media pieces. Please enjoy and remember, if you want to contribute, just click on my name in the staff box. A description of the artwork and photos, written by Kathryn and I will appear below.

Down below, these are Rachel Kathryn’s pieces and here is a little description on what these pieces entail that she wrote in her own words.

“These three pieces are part of a series I did back when the COVID-19 pandemic first started. I was spending a lot of time around animals instead of people, and they became my biggest inspiration. I used their portraits alongside anonymous quotes from my peers to demonstrate how individuals were feeling/coping with the pandemic, and how we as people became strangers to one another. I experimented with lots of different media, but in the end the best way I found to portray chaos and hyper-emotion was through paper mâché, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. I created texture on the wood panel with the paper mâché, and then used both wet and dry brush techniques with the acrylic paint. I then used oil pastels to draw the figures, without having an initial sketch in fact. This was challenging, but I like how it creates energy and expression within the figure. The last step was carving the text out of the material build up on the panel, which was then thinly cased by white paint”- Rachel Kathryn

Tucker by Rachel Kathryn, Mixed Media on wood panel, 13×13 inches

Saidy by Rachel Kathryn, Mixed media on wood panel, 13 x 13 inches

Frosty by Rachel Kathryn, Mixed media on wood panel, 13 x 13 inches

Down below, here is a photography image I took.

The family dog, kemo, “Oh kemo mountain” by Alexandra Griffin

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