At first I wasn't sure who I was going to do the portrait on. I already knew I wanted to use sequins though. I tried to think of people who reminded me of crazy, sparkly things. My two choices were Lady Gaga and Marilyn Monroe. I eventually ended up making Marilyn Monroe because fame can put you in the spotlight.
When Mr. Sands first told us this project, I had no idea what I was going to do. When I went home the same day, I told my mom about it, and she told me that she had brought home a huge thing of sequins just to give me an idea of what I could use. I thought it was a pretty interesting idea, so I decided to go with it. The sequins really made Monroe stand out. Especially the pink ones I used for her skin tone. Even if they were really aggravating because they kept sticking to everything BUT the paper.
I think the only risk I took for this project was gluing the sequins upside down since they wouldn't stick the other way. It gives the portrait a really weird texture, but I rather like it.
I think the sequins represent that Marilyn was really famous. I also think that it represents how beautiful of a person she was since it's really sparkly.