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Upper Sixth Students Shortlisted by Royal Academy of Arts

Published Monday 4th of July 2016 11:41:49 AM

Art students from Bishop’s Stortford College recently submitted their work to the Royal Academy of Arts A-level Summer Exhibition Online 2016. Out of over 2000 submission, two of the College’s Upper Sixth students were successful and shortlisted by the Royal Academy’s expert panel. Both pupils, Alice Scott-Flanagan and Katie Harding, have been awarded certificates, and their work is now featured on the Royal Academy website. Having their work chosen to appear in the A-level Summer Exhibition Online is an enormous achievement for these young artists. Alice Scott-Flanagan’s describes her piece, ‘Pig’s Head’; ‘This is a triptych which concluded my investigations into the study of the human form and that of a pig. I began studying both pig and deer skulls, to which I found that the female anatomy fitted perfectly into the shape of the skulls. I then experimented with Photoshop, where I warped the skull shape into photos of the female anatomy. The pigs head and gas mask followed from previous investigations at the primary stage, which I followed up by creating several oil paintings during development. Finally, leaving me with my surrealistic triptych final piece, painted with oil paints on board.’ About ‘Spider Lines’, Katie Harding comments, ‘Throughout this year I have been focusing on the influence of Raku on my ceramic pots. My starting influence was seaweed and fruit which throughout my developing process was deconstructed into simplistic lines and curves that finally resulted in the influence of Raku on my ceramic pots. I was lucky enough to make twelve pots and take part in a Raku firing which resulted in these five pots being the best outcomes which I further glazed to result in these 'Spider-line' like outcomes.’
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