My name is Sara Kallio. I am a junior at Greenville Technical Charter High School. This was my first year in portfolio and I will be taking portfolio again next year. The top three art pieces revolve around the theme of mental health. The three bottom art pieces are a part of a four piece series titled "How People See Me Vs. How I Feel." The mediums I used include oil paint, pencils, watercolor paint, and oil pastel. Thank you for viewing my art!
“Autism” is an oil painting by Sara Kallio. The theme for this project revolves around mental health. “Autism,” is an oil painting of a young boy yelling and covering his ears with his hands. The background is made to look blurry. The concept behind this work of art is to explain an autistic child’s breakdown/meltdown through a painting. It is typical for people, especially children, with autism to become extremely anxious in certain settings. They tend to break down in overwhelming situations.
"Bondage" is a pencil drawing by Sara Kallio. The theme for this project revolves around mental health. The drawing depicts two people handcuffed together with a spotlight over one person's hand (the one with the mental illness). The drawing is supposed to portray that mental illness does not just impact the one suffering from the illness, but also the person's family members and friends.
"Self-Deprecation" is a watercolor painting by Sara Kallio. The painting depicts a woman tearing a paper with her face on it. The theme for this project revolves around mental health. Mental illness can cause a negative mindset that includes self-deprecating thoughts. These thoughts can tear a person apart.
The series "How People See Me Vs. How I Feel" is an oil pastel series by Sara Kallio. This oil pastel portrait, "Silly & Happy," represents the side people view the artist. The bright and warm toned colors represent feelings of joy. The artist is known to be a happy-go-lucky, goofy, fun girl, but people do not realize there are other emotions the artist is facing.
The series "How People See Me Vs. How I Feel" is an oil pastel series by Sara Kallio. This oil pastel portrait, "Moody & Irritated," represents the side people do not notice about the artist. The colors are supposed to represent bad moods and attitudes. This is the side the artist feels. The artist is not known to be an irritable, annoyed, anxious girl, but these are emotions the artist feels often.
The series "How People See Me Vs. How I Feel" is an oil pastel series by Sara Kallio. This oil pastel portrait, "Confident & Content," represents the side people view the artist. Colors such as pink represent confidence, acceptance, love, etc. The artist is known to be confident, content, and optimistic, but people do not realize the artist is not always that way.