Title

A Star is Born

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Abstract/Artist Statement

For my senior project I have been given the opportunity to create a public artwork for the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation’s “A Star is Born” capital campaign. The artwork is a large-scale donor recognition mural featuring the spirit of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta environs, the integrity of the fine arts and a unique opportunity to assist the Foundation’s practical need to attract patronage and recognize 375 patrons for its newly constructed Patient Pavilion. Each star embedded in the sky of the painting will recognize a patron’s donation and children born in the new facility.I have drawn my inspiration and stylistic approach for this project from Japanese art depicting waterfowl and scenes visually compatible with our region. I am attracted to the timeless beauty and its heightened sense of the unique moment in Japanese art; each star as it is named will celebrate the unique birth of a child.This project presented several personal and practical challenges to the conventions of materials and production within the fine arts. Alternative design and production methods, environmental health and safety codes were some of the necessary components guiding project development. I have integrated computer-based tools to draw and print on plywood to achieve large-scale dimensional stability: hand-applied industrial quality water-based stains to bring a hand-crafted quality and durability to this public artwork. I have collaborated with local craftsman to select materials and develop production methods that are safe and cost-effective solutions for a project of this scale and quality.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

30-4-2010 6:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2010 9:00 PM

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A Star is Born

Reynolds Gallery

For my senior project I have been given the opportunity to create a public artwork for the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation’s “A Star is Born” capital campaign. The artwork is a large-scale donor recognition mural featuring the spirit of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta environs, the integrity of the fine arts and a unique opportunity to assist the Foundation’s practical need to attract patronage and recognize 375 patrons for its newly constructed Patient Pavilion. Each star embedded in the sky of the painting will recognize a patron’s donation and children born in the new facility.I have drawn my inspiration and stylistic approach for this project from Japanese art depicting waterfowl and scenes visually compatible with our region. I am attracted to the timeless beauty and its heightened sense of the unique moment in Japanese art; each star as it is named will celebrate the unique birth of a child.This project presented several personal and practical challenges to the conventions of materials and production within the fine arts. Alternative design and production methods, environmental health and safety codes were some of the necessary components guiding project development. I have integrated computer-based tools to draw and print on plywood to achieve large-scale dimensional stability: hand-applied industrial quality water-based stains to bring a hand-crafted quality and durability to this public artwork. I have collaborated with local craftsman to select materials and develop production methods that are safe and cost-effective solutions for a project of this scale and quality.