AP Studio Artist – Raegan Gronseth (STM ’21)
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AP Studio Artist – Raegan Gronseth (STM ’21)

This semester I explored the idea of abnormal psychology and how to portray altered views of reality through various forms of visual media. The media I chose to focus on helped further the concepts of my pieces, collaging to create an overwhelming feeling, oil pastels to emphasize the idea of blurred reality, and paints for vivid imagery. In contrast to my last semesters work, this semester I focused strongly on the use of color and the psychology of colors. The psychology of color doubles as both in furthering the individual pieces and contributing to the theme that connects the body of work.

My ideas and concepts in the work focused mainly obsessions, psychosis, and hallucinations. I chose to focus on these ideas in specific because of my personal fascination with psychology, especially abnormal psychology, because it allows you to get into the mind of someone else. I believe there is a lot of beauty in the differing ways people view reality. I wanted to portray these concepts in a way that accurately represents them and shows the beauty in it without romanticizing them. This semesters work builds of my first semester of work in that it still applies to the idea of beauty in scary things.

Eye of Psychedelia, Acrylic, 15 x 20
Insomnia, Acrylic & Oil Pastel, 24 x 36
Ivy, Gouache & Acrylic Pen, 20 x 15
Cherry, Gouache & Acrylic Pen, 14 x 11
Florence, Gouache & Acrylic Pen, 14 x 11
Yellow, Collage, 27 x 22
Red, Collage, 27 x 22
Blue, Collage, 27 x 22



Please leave a comment for Raegan below!

9 comments

  1. Our wonderful great granddaughter Raegan you are beyond words to express the great art work you have produced. We are so proud of you. May this be ground work for you to much success in the future. Love, Grammy and Grampy

    Marlyn & Dan Powalisz
  2. This is beautiful work Raegan. I love your use of color, and representation of different aspects of the unconventional mind.

    Angela mares
  3. The artistry REALLY displays the darker side and can be quite scary

    Deanna Schwartz
  4. You are a very creative artIst. Very interesting subject matter. 🥇

    Aunt gail
  5. Raegan nice job. Lot of deep thought provoking IMAges. Well done.

    Mr. KELLY
  6. Gucci✨

    Marta
  7. Reagan, amazing use of color to capture the darker side of the mind. Truthfully, your pieces are kind of unsettling, as they manifest the turbulence of the mind. I thought insomnia captured exactly what it is like on those sleepless night. The color choice is perfect. Great Job!

    Kara Raflik
  8. WOw Raegan! What an amazing job, you are so very talented!

    MelaNie Funk
  9. I love yOur Use of media, your Use of color and your creativity. Im so so proud of your and your work!

    Shannon Wagner

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