Courtney St. John

Theme: Allegorical Self-Portrait; AR202 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing, SEMO; 2019

This project acted as a practice run for the final Alter-ego portrait project. Students were assigned an object from the classroom’s collection of still-life materials (the column piece in this case). The object was chosen for its metaphorical relationship with the student. The artist was to decipher what that relationship was and choose a second object that complemented or somehow related to the first. A self-portrait was then drawn, then a second portrait was created that integrated the still-life components into the figure/composition, creating an allegory.