Title

How to Paint a Pot

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Lucinda Kasser

Abstract/Artist Statement

One of the more advantageous aspects of my college career has been the opportunity to explore new and unfamiliar media. I believe that I have become a well-rounded and more openminded artist because of these chances to experiment with new techniques and different materials. Previously it was my practice to create large confrontational paintings that carried with them what I believed to be profound and important messages about inalienable human truths. It was only after accepting the working method of a potter and incorporating these understandings into my paintings that I learned I could communicate similarly deep and philosophical messages to the viewer on a much more modest and subdued scale. · I chose to paint the form of a bowl because of the nature and symbolism of this particular type of tangible object. A bowl is one of the first and last objects a person uses during the day, greeting one in the morning at breakfust and overhearing how one's day was at dinner. When one . is sick, a bowl of soup is always there for comfort. An empty bowl, as with every one of us, has so much potential. What one puts in a bowl is what one gets out, acting as a karmic metaphor. By adapting the process, materials, and tools of a potter and combining them with my skills as a painter I have allowed my paintings to escape their place on the wall and enter the realm of the object.

Location

Reynold Gallery

Start Date

3-5-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 5:00 PM

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How to Paint a Pot

Reynold Gallery

One of the more advantageous aspects of my college career has been the opportunity to explore new and unfamiliar media. I believe that I have become a well-rounded and more openminded artist because of these chances to experiment with new techniques and different materials. Previously it was my practice to create large confrontational paintings that carried with them what I believed to be profound and important messages about inalienable human truths. It was only after accepting the working method of a potter and incorporating these understandings into my paintings that I learned I could communicate similarly deep and philosophical messages to the viewer on a much more modest and subdued scale. · I chose to paint the form of a bowl because of the nature and symbolism of this particular type of tangible object. A bowl is one of the first and last objects a person uses during the day, greeting one in the morning at breakfust and overhearing how one's day was at dinner. When one . is sick, a bowl of soup is always there for comfort. An empty bowl, as with every one of us, has so much potential. What one puts in a bowl is what one gets out, acting as a karmic metaphor. By adapting the process, materials, and tools of a potter and combining them with my skills as a painter I have allowed my paintings to escape their place on the wall and enter the realm of the object.