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Death Of My Art Teacher MAG

May 28, 2009
By Erica Pace, Wolfforth, Texas
Erica Pace, Wolfforth, Texas
0 articles 12 photos 0 comments


Create a work of art that uses emotion.

I selected to create a self-portrait that illistrated the great loss of my wonderful art teacher, Ms. Robin West!
The loss of someone so great to the evils of Cancer is one of the greatest tragedies of my young life.

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This art has 14 comments.

Pinipi said...
on Nov. 26 2011 at 3:32 am
Pinipi, Stockholm, Other
0 articles 6 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up.

Your art teacher would be very proud of you.


I'm sorry. :(

on May. 19 2011 at 4:43 pm
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
10 articles 3 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

I can tell your teacher would be very proud. This is magnificent.

MariaCF BRONZE said...
on May. 11 2011 at 8:13 pm
MariaCF BRONZE, Fairbanks, Alaska
1 article 23 photos 33 comments

I'm sure your teacher would be proud to know you're using your grief in an artistic way. I can tell there's a lot of emotion in this.

I'm really sorry about your art teacher.

on Apr. 2 2011 at 12:35 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

wow! this is amazing! i can totally feel the emotion! great job!! And i'm sorry for your loss!

on Sep. 10 2010 at 6:15 am
Eternally17 SILVER, Dubai, Other
5 articles 7 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There exists no heaven and no hell, nothing to look forward to after we have gone to ashes; live every moment NOW, and make things happen the way you want to in this lifetime; not the next."

Whoaaa, it's filled with emotion and so much beauty :) Well done :)

Pillow BRONZE said...
on Jul. 15 2010 at 12:19 am
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
1 article 5 photos 300 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

I really like this. Really pretty. I love the use of color, no matter how cheesy that sounds.

on Jun. 17 2010 at 8:15 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

This is terribly beautiful, you really captured the emotion well! I salute you!

JessicaRiann said...
on May. 9 2010 at 11:38 am

Ohmy- my art teacher just died of cancer too.


onlyiz said...
on Nov. 15 2009 at 2:43 pm
onlyiz, Boulder, Colorado
0 articles 1 photo 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” - Mark Twain

this is very earnest.

to me, the pain you must of felt shows itself as so momentus in such a direct respect to who she was as a teacher and an artist.

i know i never knew her; but i think she would be proud. and i hope you move through your grief when you're ready. and always keep painting.

on Oct. 10 2009 at 2:24 am
Shelby D. Raynolds, Wolfforth, Texas
0 articles 1 photo 37 comments
When I think of the soul of the artist, I always come back to this painting. You make me hurt when I feel the loss of an individual who helped change your world (and others) for good. You honor those who toil in the noble profession.

Tyler Lee said...
on Oct. 5 2009 at 12:19 am
Tyler Lee, Wolfforth, Texas
0 articles 1 photo 10 comments
Very Moving!

Soul of an Artist! Work Of Excellence!

on Oct. 2 2009 at 2:40 am
Christof Wright, Lubbock, Texas
0 articles 1 photo 14 comments
I remember when Mrs. West died of Cancer. I was moved by all of the wonderful things her students said of her at the funeral. Yet this work of art says more than I heard that day. What a wonderful tribute!!!

on Aug. 5 2009 at 4:29 pm
GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
41 articles 31 photos 116 comments
OH WOW. That is so sad, but your art is so beautiful. I am so sure that if your art teacher could see this, she would be very, very proud!

on Jun. 3 2009 at 12:10 pm
tessa gallegos, Wolfforth, Texas
0 articles 3 photos 7 comments
Amazing Work Of Art!