I’ve had a strong passion for creating art since I was a young kid. I am
very energy conscious; I believe that the positive and negative energies
that I consume in places such as food and environment come out in other
aspects of my life, particularly my artwork. These energies I feel are what
lead me to open my mind to endless possibilities, and these possibilities
have lead me to question the world we live in more heavily. These are the
underlying ideas that I find resonate within me and my work.
I’m currently a graphic design student at Norwich Technical High School,
though my goal for the future is to travel and explore more artistic
possibilities for myself.
Xiangyu Jin is my Chinese name, and I’m an international student
studying in the Norwich Free Academy.
Since I was young, I can say that my father influenced me lot. He
bought and designed one of the first generation of bars in China, and is
most likely how I learned how to discover and create stuff.
There is a Chinese term we called yishudakeng (art pit), used to
describe people who go to art school as being those who can’t get good
grades anywhere else. That makes it difficult for me to learn about art
which I fully love, so I came to the U.S. to study.
I like working with soft, fluid line in my art, all the beautiful lines gives
billion of ideas, my mind rolls, my blood boils, my hands tremble, with a
voice telling me, “this is what you should strive to pursue”.
I am Clara-Luz Hoffman, a New London artist that attends the Science
and Technology Magnet High School. I’ve been drawing ever since I could
pick up a pencil, and since then I’ve been head over heels in love with art.
Art is something I can lose myself in, pour my soul into, and just have fun
while creating it. I am inspired by my surroundings, my imagination, and
the people in my life.
I love to work with vibrant colored paints, and make these surreal eye
catching scenes. I enjoy putting a pencil to paper and drawing lines and
shapes that don’t seem to make sense together at first, but fit together in
the end. I love to exaggerate features and to paint harsh colorful shadows
on the human face to represent different moods. I enjoy sketching eyes
because I believe the eyes tell so much more about a person, than
anything else. My art represents who I am, how I live, and how I perceive
the world around me.
My name’s Adriana Robbins (Addy).
I love art and the way it influences the world… and continues to
influence me. I feel like a richer person for having had art in my life, and
I’d like to share that. So I create a lot, mostly rough drawings that I draw
for myself, but I have a desire to change the world and the way people
view it. I want people to become aware, and to be happy.
At my school, Norwich Free Academy, I’m in three clubs: Writer’s Ink,
Quiz Bowl, and Student Art Association. I am also a member of the
National Art Honor Society.
My art usually includes rough pencil marks and visible brushwork
along with smooth shading and transitions. Currently I’m experimenting
with using objects as metaphors in my work, focusing mainly on time, and
the passage of it.