Visual Art: “Red Sticks”

Have you ever thought about how much detail goes into hands? Leigh Clark has. In creating “Red Sticks” as a part of a detail project in her Visual Arts class at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, she paid an incredible amount of detail to hands.


Clark took a picture of her hands holding chopsticks and a bowl that contained a string and bracelet, which she made, to represent noodles, then used water colors and colored pencils to create the detail.

“Probably the hardest part was the background,” Clark said. She had to redo it multiple times since the background dried lighter than the initial color it was painted on. The hands also caused some trouble as she was trying to make them lighter to bring out more detail.

“Red Sticks” is currently on display at BTW’s “A Look to the  Future” art show at Auburn University at Montgomery, and it earned her an award from Birmingham Southern College, and in the Armory Learning Arts Center’s “Doing Our Own Thing” competition.


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