Abigail Krasutsky, Self Portrait 1, 2020. Graphite on paper. 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
Abigail Krasutsky, Self Portrait 2, 2020.
Abigail Krasutsky, Self Portrait 3, 2020.
Abigail Krasutsky, Protest, 2019.
Abigail Krasutsky, Leaves, 2019.
Abigail Krasutsky, Lion, 2019.
Abigail Krasutsky, Worship, 2019.
Abigail Krasutsky, Red Gloves, 2019.
Abigail Krasutsky 2020
Class of 2021
I consider my art to be an exploration into my creative process. Through the development of the work I am presenting, I have learned a lot about how I want my process to work in future art pieces. I initially enjoyed being “unknown,” as I was uncomfortable and self-conscious when it came to my own art. I am no longer unknown in this process, and I realize that I prefer being recognized for my work, as it is validation of all the hard work I have put into their creation. My photography is an outcome of a street photography assignment I completed in Philadelphia, and the drawings are self-portraits from a “focus on the figure” class. These mediums work well together, as they represent two areas with which I have never really felt comfortable. The street photography allowed me to remove myself from the viewer’s eye, making someone completely random the focal point, while the self-portraits are the face of the person who took the photos. After completing these assignments, I experienced a boost in self-confidence through the exploration of my process. I took a step out of my comfort zone and realized that through my discomfort great art was created, but even greater art may be achieved in my future.
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