SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: ZOEY GREENBERG
INTERVIEWER: EMMA DEUTSCH
Interview with Zoey Greenberg, a standout Harriton AP Art Senior who is graduating this year (2018). The works of art in this article are her featured pieces from her high school career.
How would you describe your style?
If I had to describe my style, it would probably be like a lot of really messy accidents that end up looking good. I don’t really plan that much as an artist— I kind of just go ahead and do my thing and then see what is successful and what isn’t. It’s also a very “hands-on” process, and frequently after leaving class, I’m covered in graphite or paint. My clothes have definitely endured quite a few stains as well— but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
How have you seen yourself grow as an artist in these past 4 years at Harriton?
I had never really created a legitimate painting until I took an art class at Harriton. The art honors track definitely boosted my confidence and urged me to explore different mediums that I wouldn’t usually choose to work with. Those classes have been a place where I can relax and let my creativity take over, and have made me a better artist and a better person.
What has been your most memorable art project or moment?
I had always known that I loved to draw faces, but my self-portrait that I painted at the end of Sophomore year really changed the way I saw faces. After spending such a long time perfecting the shadows and highlights, and learning about how drastically the slightest mark could change an entire facial expression, I knew that the complexity of the human face would forever be my favorite subject to create through all different mediums.
What advice do you have for other high school art students?
Don’t feel bad if you can’t make something great every day. There are plenty of days where I am unmotivated, and nothing looks right. It doesn’t mean that you’re a bad artist— you’re just having a rough day.