Title

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Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Department

Studio Art

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Monika Meler

Abstract/Artist Statement

All relationships are intertwined. The personal interactions people have shape their life experiences and affect their actions in future relationships. As we mature, we recognize how much influence those relationships have on our everyday lives. Memories surface and color many of our decisions. These ideas led to the creation of a body of work in which I explore the correlation between my childhood relationship with my father and my maternal relationship with my son. This collection of images is autobiographical and is purposefully displayed in layers. Representing the underlying influences my father has had on my decisions; the bottom layer depicts a landscape upon which photographs of him as a young boy are strewn. A window placed over this layer represents me and serves as the connection between my father and son. Finally, screen-printed images of my son on some of the panels of glass are the final layer and demonstrate the passage of time.This artwork represents the connection with my father and the strong influence he passed on in my life with my son. As a parent I want to provide for my son, as my father had done for me and pass onto him the characteristics I acquired from my father. After viewing this artwork, I hope that the audience gains insight to my memories and actions as a parent, and possibly an internal look into their own relationships and what inspires them to make decisions.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

18-4-2012 6:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2012 8:00 PM

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Reynolds Gallery

All relationships are intertwined. The personal interactions people have shape their life experiences and affect their actions in future relationships. As we mature, we recognize how much influence those relationships have on our everyday lives. Memories surface and color many of our decisions. These ideas led to the creation of a body of work in which I explore the correlation between my childhood relationship with my father and my maternal relationship with my son. This collection of images is autobiographical and is purposefully displayed in layers. Representing the underlying influences my father has had on my decisions; the bottom layer depicts a landscape upon which photographs of him as a young boy are strewn. A window placed over this layer represents me and serves as the connection between my father and son. Finally, screen-printed images of my son on some of the panels of glass are the final layer and demonstrate the passage of time.This artwork represents the connection with my father and the strong influence he passed on in my life with my son. As a parent I want to provide for my son, as my father had done for me and pass onto him the characteristics I acquired from my father. After viewing this artwork, I hope that the audience gains insight to my memories and actions as a parent, and possibly an internal look into their own relationships and what inspires them to make decisions.