Title

Glimpses of Femininity

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

Monika Meler

Abstract/Artist Statement

“When looking at art, we must use our eyes. We must look, and go on looking till we have certainly seen exactly what is there. We sit down before the picture in order to have something done to us, not that we may do things with it. The first demand any work of any art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find out.)”--C.S. Lewis I look around and feel as though the world moves too quickly. I feel everything is passing by at the speed of light yet no one catches a glimpse of it before it vanishes. I always wanted to help people see and think more deeply. I am an incessant thinker. No thought will go un-thought of and nothing will go unanalyzed. Drawing has helped fuel my love for thinking and observing as I get to analyze everything to ensure I recreate it properly. C.S. Lewis’s idea that one must surrender to the sights around them resonates with me because I feel that surrendering to what you see should begin with the world, not just in art. I primarily draw realistic portraits, but I do not find them beautiful just because of the features the figures have. I find beauty in the thorough observation of the human face and the possibility of conveying almost any inner feeling with just small shadows and lines. The world we live in should have our eyes surrender to it first, then art can reach people on a deeper level.

Location

Studio Art Building

Start Date

25-4-2016 6:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2016 6:00 PM

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Glimpses of Femininity

Studio Art Building

“When looking at art, we must use our eyes. We must look, and go on looking till we have certainly seen exactly what is there. We sit down before the picture in order to have something done to us, not that we may do things with it. The first demand any work of any art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find out.)”--C.S. Lewis I look around and feel as though the world moves too quickly. I feel everything is passing by at the speed of light yet no one catches a glimpse of it before it vanishes. I always wanted to help people see and think more deeply. I am an incessant thinker. No thought will go un-thought of and nothing will go unanalyzed. Drawing has helped fuel my love for thinking and observing as I get to analyze everything to ensure I recreate it properly. C.S. Lewis’s idea that one must surrender to the sights around them resonates with me because I feel that surrendering to what you see should begin with the world, not just in art. I primarily draw realistic portraits, but I do not find them beautiful just because of the features the figures have. I find beauty in the thorough observation of the human face and the possibility of conveying almost any inner feeling with just small shadows and lines. The world we live in should have our eyes surrender to it first, then art can reach people on a deeper level.