Way back when (or about three years ago) one of GCSE choices was Art, I undertook this choice because I saw it as an opportunity to express myself. Oh how I was wrong. It turned out that within the confines of a classroom, art was not always subjective and it could be graded based on the interpretations of a textbook examiner or teacher. All around me my peers were able to create realistic still life pieces whilst I resigned myself to the fact that I couldn't draw. I was however throughly interested in collages, installations, abstract art and the Banksys, Micallefs and Stella Vines of the world. Whilst I respected the attention to detail it was something that with great regret I couldn't emulate within my own work but I haven't let that hinder me. With the great digital age we find ourselves living in, I've discovered that we're not limited to a pencil and paper. Thanks to programmes such as Illustrator and Photoshop we can create pieces just as intriguing as traditional art. It's also prompted me to try and try again with traditional art via tutorials online and such. Creating within this setting has dissipated the trauma of the conventional art teaching of the classroom because this time there are no grades, there is no teacher scrutinising my work and I'm ultimately doing it for myself as opposed to doing it for an examining body. I'm still very much learning the ropes with digital art, making digital collages based on experiences or topics of interest but also moving into vector portraits too. I've often been told that you can't be good at everything and whilst that is to an extent true, nothing is impossible and I've also been one to strive and attempt to break the boundaries of my limits. I see art in all meanings of the word as an output for emotion and creativity and above all it's a means for expression.
I am the proud owner of these babies: