chai studio


9 out of 12 pieces made for my AP Studio Art Concentration

“For this series I chose to focus on tea’s connotations in a variety of settings, considering it in perspectives of culture, history and folklore. How has a traditional drink been altered by commercialization? How does it still function as a form of art today? By breaking down generic representations of tea I hoped to acknowledge how a singular object transforms itself in unexpected ways and to highlight how truly unique something that appears commonplace can be.”

 Guys, I love tea. So much so that I decided to turn it into a metaphor with lots of big words to jazz it up. Sure it’s silly, but to me nothing says more about people than how many different emotions you can feel sipping the same drink. 

We have the ability to give hot leaf juice a personality, and that’s pretty damn cool, don’t you think?

  1. Chai - Colored Pencil 
  2. Lavender - Oil on Canvas
  3. Mad Hatter - Pen and Ink, Watercolor
  4. Lanterns- Oil on Wood
  5. Hibiscus - Colored Pencil
  6. Caffeine Crammer - Collage, Pastels on Wood
  7. Genie - Acrylic on Wood
  8. Modern Matcha - Pen and Ink, Watercolor
  9. Sweet Tea - Oil on Canvas


No worries! I know a lot of people who actually don’t drink coffee. Coffee is used to stereotype architects and is not completely necessary. I don’t drink that much coffee, when I go to coffee shops I get vanilla chai and rarely get lattes. A “coffee run” is more about pulling yourself away from your work for a bit and taking a walk to a coffee shop where you can get tea, chai, lattes, or coffee.

I just went really deep in this coffee analogy.

And no I don’t smoke. That’s bad for you and your health. If you can’t drink coffee because of medical conditions, I hope you don’t smoke either…

Well it’s not really my business if people smoke or not.



letreleneant: Eat fruits, especially apples! They are better stimulants than coffee, scientifically proven.

Very true! I always have fruits in the morning to start my day and through out the day as well and a lot of water.