“For Opa” and “In Too Deep” by senior Emma Eicher

April 4, 2022

For her mixed media artwork, “In Too Deep”, senior Emma Eicher used acrylic, oil, modeling paste, glitter, paper, clay, fake flowers, and gold leaf, to mimic the song, “Stupid Deep” by Jon Bellion, which Eicher modeled her artwork after.

“This song has so many layers and textures that I wanted to create physically,” Eicher said. “It was meant to be a hands-on tactile piece that people could touch and feel while listening to the song.”

Senior Emma Eicher “For Opa” and “In Too Deep” was awarded a gold key at the Scholastic Art and Writing competition of Nebraska. Photo by Emma Eicher.

Eicher feels as if her art style is ever changing as she experiments with multiple mediums on her artwork.

“I love trying various styles for various mediums to get more experience and try to see if I’ll stick with them,” Eicher said.

The ceramic piece, “For Opa,” was another way Eicher experimented with numerous mediums. Instead of using glaze to paint and seal her ceramic, Eicher opted for using acrylic paint.

According to Eicher, her inspiration for this piece came from her late Opa.

“His personality and presence had a huge impact on my life that I continue to express through my art,” Eicher said.

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