The fact that art endures and transcends any one life was the theme for this year’s annual senior studio art majors exhibition, featuring the work of 19 artists. Professor of Art Andrew Howard served as advisor.
Sabrina Fiori: On June 6, 2011, one of my best friends passed away, and for the first time, I experienced what losing someone feels like. Christina âBrookeâ Genco and I were friends for most of my life. … I miss Brooke every day, but her death has given me a new way to look at life. The people we love never truly leave us, and this project shows how I remember Brooke and the impact she had on this world.
Ellen Goggins: I use photography as a means of self-expression, representation and insight. I make images that are meaningful to me that properly express my interpretation of the world and people around me. This clearer understanding of the world keeps me balanced and also keeps my memories in order and preserved.
Victoria Van Duyne: âDiscovering the beauty in the people and the world around me has always been easier than discovering the beauty within myself. This project has been the key to unlocking the door to the process of healing, after feeling lost for so long. … Art has provided me with an opportunity to examine my feelings about where I am now in a world that has seemed so distant.â
Laurie Mills: The symbols of a bee and moon snail represent each side of my family. My father keeps bees, and my mother is tied to Duxbury, a coastal town that is home to this type of bay-dwelling snail. I chose different styles of line and color schemes, yet similar compositions, to express the beauty in the unity of the two halves to my heritage.
Michelle Drummey: I have been drawing and painting digitally for a very long time. … I have combined these two mediums to create a double self-portrait that represents my current state in life. Within the piece, the first face looks forward, anticipating what the future has in store, while the other is turned toward the first as if seeking the answers. In the background, time continues to pass; gears moving.
Clarissa Wong: I have always been interested in human anatomy, and it took me a year of exploring the human body to completely understand it. I began to observe shapes, colors, lines and the movement of the human anatomy to figure out how to combine animals and human figures together. I enjoy the juxtaposition of creating such figures and working closely to the form of both humans and animals.
George Reiche: Doors hold an aesthetic role in what lies ahead. Whether it is a door to a house, a cabinet door, or a door to a safe, all doors promise the mystery of whatâs beyond. … Your life is the way it is because of the doors you have opened, the doors that have been opened for you, and the ones that have shut.
Kimberly Steele: At one time, food was solely a source of nourishment for mankind. Today, it has developed into a moneymaking commodity thriving on our capitalist economy. I have created three series of prints to comment on the commodities that have become the most controversial in the American food industry: corn, dairy and gluten.