In my updated prototype I painted a quick portrait of myself as I appear day to day. I had waited too long to scrape the paint and used a palette knife instead of a paint scraper so it was not very successful. It was useful to practice painting on the slick acetate surface to get an understanding of the the materiality and how the paint would sit. For the final I will have to wait until the day before to paint the top portrait. I still have to buy a large panel of acrylic, a canvas with the same dimensions, and a paint scraper. The bottom portrait is still something I’m unsure of how to tackle. I want to create some sort of mass and really abstract it so that it doesn’t represent a human.
For seminar I am researching the benefits of including LGBT curriculum into US schools.
I want to look more into non-binary individuals and the perception of them through time.