AP Art of the Week

Spotlight on Artist Jennifer Lee

Welcome to The Elective’s digital art museum, dedicated to the incredible work of AP Arts students. Each week we highlight a work or series created in one of the AP Arts concentrationsAP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing (the AP Program also offers Art History and Music Theory)—as well as a statement from the artist (and, occasionally, their teacher).

This week we feature a digital work by Jennifer Lee from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky, which was featured in the 2017-18 AP Studio Art online exhibition.

art in a comic book style featuring a young man seated on a stool wearing a green wolf mask and orange t-shirt and blue jeans against a yellow background

Here’s Jennifer’s statement on the work:

Wolves are a major part of various fairy tales throughout multiple cultures and therefore have been depicted through many cultural masks throughout history. The inspiration for the mask in my piece came from a combination of Eskimo and Japanese wolf masks.

When creating this piece, I was thinking for various ways to incorporate a mask on a human subject. Masks have the distinct ability to combine two forms or species into one. Therefore, through the use of three masks I was able to depict my version of the Greek mythical creature. When creating the rest of the piece I was aiming to create a distinct surrealist feeling similar to ones conveyed in various comic books and movies.