Ashley Wagner

Ashley Wagner
Theme: Drawing From the Eyes Out
Drawing 1, SEMO
Graphite
approx. 40”x48”
2018


Students are largely self-directed during this week-long project that corresponds with midterms, as I meet with their classmates about their midterm portfolio. The prompt asks the class to take what they have learned from observational drawing and perspective so far, and apply those skills to an extended drawing where they attempt to capture all that they can see, including their periphery. It is enlightening to see how students approach the prompt. Ashley, in typical fashion, focused intensely on a small portion of the room, while even relatively close objects became background “noise”.