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Luis
Sandoval

LoveJoy High School|Lucas, TX
TEACHER: Brice McCasland
Drawing
Painted paper cut out male doll with transferable
Untitled|17.5 x 9.5 in.
Idea(s): Create a doll to portray the confinement and expectations placed upon me Material(s): chipboard to construct box and stand, Magnet sheet for clothes and figure, painted with oil paint. Process(es): paint outfits I believe others would want me to wear to convey idea of expectations being placed

Student
statement

Throughout my investigation I have reflected on the way I was raised and the factors which contributed to my development. I seek to represent the pressures and boundaries put around me by my family in attempts to mold me into their desired son. As a child I reciprocated to these rights and wrongs and learned to conform myself, but through time as I have developed my own opinions, I have been able to look back at what caused me to change myself and what caused me to filter myself.
Through the portrayal of situations and the creation and recreation of objects and toys, I seek to share the confinement I have experienced because of my gender in a visual and tactile way. I do not seek to tell others how to think or believe, but I do wish to convey that the culmination of rigid gender boundaries affected me in a way that was not beneficial to the development of my identity.
Student headshot
Luis Sandoval
Teacher
statement
Brice McCasland
Read the transcript
Hi, I'm Brice McCasland and I was privileged enough to be Luis Sandoval's instructor. I think one of the really powerful things about Luis’s body of work is the fact that it really connects to everyone.

We've all been in a place where we've been forced to follow some sort of societal or cultural or gender norm based on our environment or the people were around and, and it takes, I think, a lot of introspection and reflection to come to the source of those standards or those norms that we try to follow. And I really love that Luis's work involves
Paper patterns and templates for magnetic doll
Untitled | 4.5 x 2 in. Material(s): tracing paper, pencil to draw clothing, then transfer to flexible magnetic pad and paint w/oil paint Process(es): draw clothes on tracing paper, transfer to paper and magnet, paint, scrape to make bold mark/form
Male paper cut out dolls with wood case
Detail
In my body of work, I am investigating how I was molded by my environment to follow gender norms. This body is a reflection and recreation of specific objects and scenarios which played roles in confining me at varying stages of life.
Custom case for magnetic doll clothes
Untitled | 4.5 x 2 in. Material(s): tracing paper, pencil to draw clothing, then transfer to flexible magnetic pad and paint w/oil paint Process(es): draw clothes on tracing paper, transfer to paper and magnet, paint, scrape to make bold mark/form
Luis Sandoval