Friday, July 2, 2010

Symbolic Installations at MFAA 2010

Course Description:
Variations on Your Symbolic Theme: Creating a Visual Identity
Students will make a hand-bound journal to document the creative exploration of a personal symbolic theme reflecting a student’s individual values and identity. Historical, contemporary, individual and communal signs and symbols will be explored and documented. Next, planning and the creation of 5-7 personal symbols will result in a site-specific installation of various two-dimensional works reflecting the personal symbolic theme. Mediums include drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, cut paper, and projection. Minimal experience with these materials required.

Missouri Fine Arts Academy Faculty Show

June 2010, Missouri State's Student Exhibition Center

These pieces are about work. They are about women's work, about meditation and staying sane through hours of work, about sharing the load. The art is labor intensive, much like the lives of working women all around the world. Created on paper with weaving, collage, crayon, markers, oil pastel, acrylic paint, graphite, and electrical tape. They include traditional American quilt patterns, creating a local grid to hold the global woman, bursting with color and order.