Title

Atonement

Format

Event

Abstract/Artist Statement

In my current series Atonement, I came up with subject matter that would not only interest me but would also convey a universal message. These mixed media paintings represent a deep and private part of me. I see in these works a sense of guilt for the sins that I committed against my son when he was a just a child. I try to show that while the actions of one’’s mother may cause heartache, it is ultimately the choices that a child makes that will eventually decide the path his or her life will take. Even so, we as Christian parents are obligated to provide an environment that nurtures our children in the will and way of God. Such nurturing will enable children to make faithful choices along life's journey. What I see in my work is my apology to my son, but a different person may see the loss of life in an actual war, or someone he or she hurt as a child.The theme of my project is also war. War does not always have to be physical; it can also be emotional. In these pieces, I use many different tools to get the effects that I desire. For the first time, I have experimented with different techniques by using mixed media such as oil paint and acrylic. While experimenting with different techniques, I also used real dirt and sand and toy planes to give the effect of a soldier in Iraq.

Location

Studio Art Building

Start Date

27-4-2009 9:00 AM

End Date

16-5-2009 5:00 PM

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Atonement

Studio Art Building

In my current series Atonement, I came up with subject matter that would not only interest me but would also convey a universal message. These mixed media paintings represent a deep and private part of me. I see in these works a sense of guilt for the sins that I committed against my son when he was a just a child. I try to show that while the actions of one’’s mother may cause heartache, it is ultimately the choices that a child makes that will eventually decide the path his or her life will take. Even so, we as Christian parents are obligated to provide an environment that nurtures our children in the will and way of God. Such nurturing will enable children to make faithful choices along life's journey. What I see in my work is my apology to my son, but a different person may see the loss of life in an actual war, or someone he or she hurt as a child.The theme of my project is also war. War does not always have to be physical; it can also be emotional. In these pieces, I use many different tools to get the effects that I desire. For the first time, I have experimented with different techniques by using mixed media such as oil paint and acrylic. While experimenting with different techniques, I also used real dirt and sand and toy planes to give the effect of a soldier in Iraq.