AP Art of the Week

Spotlight on Artist Montserrat Patino

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 marker work by Montserrat Patino from Independence High School in Frisco, Texas, which was featured in the 2017-18 AP Studio Art online exhibition.

art featuring 99 different hat designs

Here’s Montserrat’s statement on the work:

As an artist I have always been driven to push the boundaries of my creativity. My inspiration for my piece started out as somewhat of a dare for myself. I decided that I wanted to draw a collection of 99 somethings and challenge myself to make each of the 99 completely be unique. I settled on hats because I thought that it would be an easy subject for this challenge. However, only a few hats into the piece, I already found myself struggling to come up with new ideas. It truly did turn out to be a difficult piece to complete, and throughout its making I was hard pressed to keep designing more and more hats. But when all was said and done, I felt like I had accomplished my goal of pushing my imagination to its limit.