This week, the art work for the NCHS Student Gallery is “Grace In Murky Waters” by Sophomore Olivia Anderson.
An Art II student, Anderson created the piece as a 12X16-inch oil pastel drawing. It depicts a mother swan and her babies swimming on a pong.
“I recently learned about the style of Impressionism in my NCHS art class,” Anderson wrote about the piece. “Impressionism is a 19th century art movement characterized by visible, often unblended brushstrokes, and a lack of posing of the subjects. It was inspired by the invention of the camera and it focuses on the idea of capturing a moment in time. It is described as a “fly on the wall” approach or that the artist is “looking through a key hole.” I used oil pastels to mimic the broad brushstrokes used in artworks by Impressionist artist Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. I chose to draw a scene from nature because of its unpredictability.”