Millis High Student
acrylic paint on gessoed ceiling tile
24″ x 24″
“For this project, I got my inspiration from the “bubble” concentration I was doing all year for my AP art portfolio. I wanted to create something fun and cheerful to be on our classroom ceiling. It was a beneficial challenge for me to paint something as delicate and fragile as bubbles on such a rough surface, but I am really happy with the way it came out. This piece was something new and different and I really enjoyed working on it.”
“The bubbles are wonderful. They’re very fun and they set this nice tone with that beautiful teal ground that you’re using as a color.
I’d be curious to see how you approach painting a bubble next time. Thinking about what a bubble looks like in real life, and if that’s translucency is important to you. You know, on the surface of the bubble, you get that beautiful oily colors, but you still see through the form. So I think that would be a really good challenge for practicing.
I love this piece as a ceiling tile as well because it makes me think of patterning in general. Like you have the unit of the bubble in your piece repeating, which makes it a pattern. And then you have the unit of the ceiling tile, which when repeated will be an additional pattern. And I think thinking about those repetitions could be a really great way for you to continue moving this piece in new directions.”