My names Mia Cashen and I am on Year 1 Art and Design Level 3 at Southport College. Last year I went to Formby high school. I enjoy Fine Art: observational drawing, painting with acrylic and oil paints and mixed media. I also enjoy looking after my dogs and riding my horse. I have just started working at Dominos in my spare time. I am still considering where I want to progress to at the end of my college course.
About My Project
The theme of my work is based on the Data theme researching the number of animals, including dogs, cats and monkeys that were sent into space as part of the American and Russian space programme. This is an emotive topic, but also a very interesting and shocking slice of history. I have made my drawings and paintings from referencing a series of my own photographs taken in the studio of my own dog to replicate some of the dogs that were sent up to space. In my two final pieces I painted the animals using a mixed media of oil paints, acrylic and colour pastels.