My art class was recently asked to complete an art project that summarized our generation. I thought using a mixed media approach would best complete this task. I took topics like fashion, technology, music, war , and drugs to illustrate what I thought our generation was like. For each topic I used images that I thought the audience could identify with. I included things like an American and Iraqi flag, sketches of popular musicians, kids wearing baggy pants and sweatshirts, a compact disc, and a drug dealer cornering our youth in a dark alley. I used a lot of cut paper and acrylic paint for the project. I tried blending a cartoon and realistic style of drawing and I think it worked out pretty well. I saw many similarities between my work and that of James Rosenquist. We both took a mixed media approach to define a large subject. Both pieces of artwork used a variety of images that make one single statement to the audience. I tried to make a personal statement in my artwork just as Rosenquist did, I used my own personal cartoons that I have developed over the years. I found that doing that made the artwork very special to me. I hope to do more mixed media works in the future, they allow the artist to make a bold statement with an abundance of images.