Title

A Lifetime

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Trent Burkett

Abstract/Artist Statement

My goal for this body of work was to capture multiple stages of the development of human life as a fetus. I have been interested the developmental process for several years and was compelled to research it for my own !mow! edge. Upon learning more about this amazing growth process, my fascination grew deeper and I wanted to share it with others; the best way came in the form of a brush. In order to convey the power and emotion in my works, I use expressive strokes while maintaining a strong sense of realism. To achieve this level of realism is a great challenge, and I find my creative experience the most rewarding when I am technically challenged. It is important for me, as an artist, to be able to engage viewers in my work and make them intellectually and emotionally excited about what they are seeing. By choosing subject matter that displays the development of early stages oflife, I am able to connect with all of my viewers on some level, because it is a process that we all have in common- no matter what our race, background, or social standing may be. I am inspired more by powerful emotions in reaction to the things I experience. I start working from the background and work my way to the foreground. The brushstrokes start out very bold and rough, and then gradually become more refined. I am very aware of lighting in my works, because I believe that it is the key to creating a sense oflife.

Location

Reynold Gallery

Start Date

3-5-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 5:00 PM

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May 3rd, 1:00 PM May 3rd, 5:00 PM

A Lifetime

Reynold Gallery

My goal for this body of work was to capture multiple stages of the development of human life as a fetus. I have been interested the developmental process for several years and was compelled to research it for my own !mow! edge. Upon learning more about this amazing growth process, my fascination grew deeper and I wanted to share it with others; the best way came in the form of a brush. In order to convey the power and emotion in my works, I use expressive strokes while maintaining a strong sense of realism. To achieve this level of realism is a great challenge, and I find my creative experience the most rewarding when I am technically challenged. It is important for me, as an artist, to be able to engage viewers in my work and make them intellectually and emotionally excited about what they are seeing. By choosing subject matter that displays the development of early stages oflife, I am able to connect with all of my viewers on some level, because it is a process that we all have in common- no matter what our race, background, or social standing may be. I am inspired more by powerful emotions in reaction to the things I experience. I start working from the background and work my way to the foreground. The brushstrokes start out very bold and rough, and then gradually become more refined. I am very aware of lighting in my works, because I believe that it is the key to creating a sense oflife.