AP Art of the Week

Spotlight on Artist Teresa Wang

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 cut-paper work made by Teresa Wang from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, which was included in the 2019-20 AP Studio Art online exhibition. (You’ll find the exhibition halfway down the page, under the heading AP Exhibit.

black and white art depicting a pair of hands knitting a netted dress

Here’s Teresa’s statement on the work:

This was a cut-paper piece cut from black charcoal paper with an Xacto knife, and tweezers. When I was making this piece, I was thinking about the delicate craftsmanship of my own personal history. This piece fell under the self-identity category within my concentration theme of repetition. The vein-like scarf in this piece represents my past while the hands and sewing needles represent the active creation of my future. Intricate patterns occur within the scarf to symbolize how each seemingly unimportant action each play an important role in building me into the person I am today. There are denser parts in the scarf to represent the difficult phases in my life which I have overcome.