Sabrina Agazzi – Deer in the Headlights

Artist: Sabrina Agazzi
Title: Deer in the Headlights
Media: Collage, graphite on paper
Grade: 11th grade
School: Acalanes High School
Teacher: Robert Porter

In my Art 1 class, we sketched many different facial features to practice and improve our realistic art skills. Eventually, I had an assortment of different facial features. I was drawn to those that were more “flawed” as they added more excitement to the piece. I cut out the ears and eyes that were most different from each other. I also chose a nose that could be either pig or human to add to the confusion of the piece. I glued these pieces on paper and drew around them. I chose to create a deer-like creature to resemble a deer head mounted on a wall. I chose this image to show the cruel and disturbing nature of trophy hunting by making this mounted deer head more human-like than deer-like. I am happy with how it turned out because it reflects my art style: at first light and comedic but with dark roots. I like how there is much more to it than meets the eye in this piece. On the surface, it may appear comedic, however, it holds a discomforting message.