In Focus with Jack Campbell

Hailey Neely and McKenzie Stanhope, Reporters

Recently, junior Jack Campbell was recognized for his dedication to the arts, specifically jewelry. He works with many mediums and techniques, both in school and at home. Let’s take a deeper look at Jack’s piece and what inspired it.

 Hailey Neely

What kind of music do you listen to and why?

I like anything but country. My favorite song of all time is “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears.

What three things would you use to describe yourself and why?

My house, I’m quite a homebody and I like being at home. Also my car and my computer. I’m really into gaming and stuff. I actually built my computer.

If you could go anywhere in the world with anyone, where you go, with whom, and why?

If I were by myself, I’d pick New Zealand. But if I had to take someone with me, I’d take my friend Carter to Europe because he has family there so I wouldn’t have to pay for anything.

What inspired your piece?

I like Japanese art, it’s pretty cool. That’s where the calligraphy and the wave inspiration came from

What’s your preferred type of art to make?


What mediums did you use to make your piece?

The main [part] is a domino. Then there are beads, wire, and ink from a printer. That’s the whole image transfer part. Then we have the tassel which is just yarn.

What was the process of creating this piece? How long did it take you to make it?

It took me around three days or so. You have to pick an image that you want. I have a little bit of an advantage because I have editing software so I overlaid the domino and the ink and made my own image.  Then I printed it out using a laser, put a piece of tape over it, and made sure that it was super flat. Then I put it in water and scraped the paper off the back. And after all that, I put a clear gloss over the top of it. That’s pretty much the whole download part. I did paint the back as well. Then Mrs. Sipe drilled two holes and added loops. You get to pick; there’s gold and silver. That’s about it. Then I had to have three wrapped beads. I chose the ones that looked nice with the main part of the domino. Finally, I attached a tassel to a jump ring on the end.

Where do you pull inspiration from?


How long have you been doing art? 

I’ve been doing art for around six years in total, but I’ve been doing jewelry and ceramics for around one year.