Contributed by James Cannizzaro
Mrs. Woods gave me the inspiration and insight I needed to put my art in a new direction and helped me solve problems in my work. She was probably the most influential teacher, and artist, I have worked with throughout high school and without her, my worked wouldn't have matured as much as it has in only a year.
Throughout my senior year of high school, I got to work alongside my classmates and my teacher, Mrs. Woods, as artists. This was our AP year, so our classroom acted as a sort of studio for all of us as we got to individually work on our concentrations. My concentration took heavy influence from surrealists like Beksinki and comic artists like Ashley Wood. Every so often, Mrs. Woods would recommend me books and artists to check out, notably architectural pieces and works by H.R. Giger. This new inspiration led my art in a new direction, and I give Woods credit for giving me and the rest of my classmates so much insight and advice on our artwork.
September 2016 - May 2017