Ashley Wagner

Ashley Wagner
Theme: Film Noir
Drawing 1, SEMO
Graphite
15”x22”
2018


This project was constructed to challenge student’s abilities to translate value as well as construct a symbolic narrative using objects. The class began with an investigation of the extreme lights and darks of film noir cinematography and the iconography that foreshadowed the films’ action. Ashley chose to depart from noir motifs instead creating a allegory on feminism, sexuality, and gender. All elements were drawn from life, except the python, which began as a wire and stuffing approximation in her original still life.