Title

Muse

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Lucinda Kasser

Abstract/Artist Statement

All of my works are an exploration and journey of finding myself. I consider the magnificent, conceptual creatures depicted in this series of graphite drawings to be an extension of my subconscious. While they can be interpreted in many ways, these bizarre and odd creatures reveal an aspect of myself. It was never my choice to choose these creatures. They are implanted concepts; gifts from my muse, a muse I’ve been dealing with for most of my life. I find myself drawing these creature-like figures on homework, handouts and sketchbooks for fun, and then using them for ways of breaking an artist’s block or to kick starting my imagination. Now, through these drawings I would like to honor it, to give it its own stage and shine a spotlight on it. The majority of the time, these drawings are spontaneous expressions, however, during the construction of each piece, I find myself scanning through books or viewing the infinite pictures that lie on the web. My choice of graphite as the medium for these drawings was inevitable and can, in large part, be attributed to my father. An artist who only works in graphite, he has been a big influence on my work and my decision to become an artist. By limiting myself to this seemingly simple medium, I have been able to exploit graphite’s expressive mark-making potential bringing these creatures to life.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

17-4-2013 6:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2013 8:00 PM

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Muse

Reynolds Gallery

All of my works are an exploration and journey of finding myself. I consider the magnificent, conceptual creatures depicted in this series of graphite drawings to be an extension of my subconscious. While they can be interpreted in many ways, these bizarre and odd creatures reveal an aspect of myself. It was never my choice to choose these creatures. They are implanted concepts; gifts from my muse, a muse I’ve been dealing with for most of my life. I find myself drawing these creature-like figures on homework, handouts and sketchbooks for fun, and then using them for ways of breaking an artist’s block or to kick starting my imagination. Now, through these drawings I would like to honor it, to give it its own stage and shine a spotlight on it. The majority of the time, these drawings are spontaneous expressions, however, during the construction of each piece, I find myself scanning through books or viewing the infinite pictures that lie on the web. My choice of graphite as the medium for these drawings was inevitable and can, in large part, be attributed to my father. An artist who only works in graphite, he has been a big influence on my work and my decision to become an artist. By limiting myself to this seemingly simple medium, I have been able to exploit graphite’s expressive mark-making potential bringing these creatures to life.