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Exams: 2011 Studio Art 2-D Design: Breadth: Mary Vaughan

Mary Vaughan, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, Tex.
Score: 6

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Rationale for Score:

  • The work shows courageous decision making manifested in innovative compositions and sophisticated exploration of media.
  • The application of design principles is broad, intentional and confident. Examples of this include the use of unity and variety in image 3; figure/ground relationship in image 7; and balance, emphasis and contrast in images 4–9.
  • A sophisticated and informed use of scale and juxtaposition both enhances and complements the dynamic relationships between visual elements.
  • There is a wide range of deliberate and complex color harmonies as well as actual and implied texture.
  • The use of multiple viewpoints and the division of the picture plane create a rich sense of time and movement.
  • Each piece engages the viewer through evocative and purposeful intent.
  • The work is of excellent breadth and quality.

* Important Note:
The numbers of the slides run from top left to bottom right.

1. 18 x 24 acrylic
2. 16 x 20 acrylic
3. 11 x 16 mixed media
4. 11 x 14 digital photograph
5. 3.5 x 2.5 mixed media
6. 16 x 16 mixed media
7. 3.5 x 2.5 mixed media
8. 11 x 11 mixed media
9. 4 x 6 digital
10. 12 x 20 mixed media
11. 8 x 11 mixed media
12. 8 x 18 mixed media

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