Title

Examination of the Ephemeral

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Department

Studio Art

Abstract/Artist Statement

My work tends to show the visible process of starting from something simplistic and intensifying to something complex. My collection of monoprints contains a self-made alphabet of symbols signifying various systems, maps, and diagrams. Maps are inventions that contain visual instructions and lead to destinations and answers. Systems such as these are what link us to Earth. They typify existence. Ideas about direction in the physical and mental sense are explored through geometric shapes that imply architecture, perimeters, and masses of land. Some shapes are opaque and resolute while others are transparent and ethereal. They overlap, engulf, and occasionally appear in tangent to create larger shapes. Systematic, cyclic lines operate as topographic maps, ripples, and fingerprints. Other energized lines suggest rivers, pathways, celestial charts, circulatory systems, electrical circuits, and roots. Complete control of the anatomy of structures and the progression of work is a wonderfully indefinable sensation that I continually strive to create. This work was birthed as a result of experiencing a state of aggregate transition in my life. A set of instructions for living is something I crave and something on which my mind continuously dwells. These prints explore the idea of a mental map while simultaneously addressing my desire for direct answers. I wish to activate something in viewers that enables a search of their own. I believe this hunt never ceases during the course of life; therefore it is applicable to all who are willing to engage with the work.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

16-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 8:00 PM

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Apr 16th, 6:00 PM Apr 16th, 8:00 PM

Examination of the Ephemeral

Reynolds Art Gallery

My work tends to show the visible process of starting from something simplistic and intensifying to something complex. My collection of monoprints contains a self-made alphabet of symbols signifying various systems, maps, and diagrams. Maps are inventions that contain visual instructions and lead to destinations and answers. Systems such as these are what link us to Earth. They typify existence. Ideas about direction in the physical and mental sense are explored through geometric shapes that imply architecture, perimeters, and masses of land. Some shapes are opaque and resolute while others are transparent and ethereal. They overlap, engulf, and occasionally appear in tangent to create larger shapes. Systematic, cyclic lines operate as topographic maps, ripples, and fingerprints. Other energized lines suggest rivers, pathways, celestial charts, circulatory systems, electrical circuits, and roots. Complete control of the anatomy of structures and the progression of work is a wonderfully indefinable sensation that I continually strive to create. This work was birthed as a result of experiencing a state of aggregate transition in my life. A set of instructions for living is something I crave and something on which my mind continuously dwells. These prints explore the idea of a mental map while simultaneously addressing my desire for direct answers. I wish to activate something in viewers that enables a search of their own. I believe this hunt never ceases during the course of life; therefore it is applicable to all who are willing to engage with the work.