Course Description

This interdisciplinary fine arts course results in the development of a body of work around contemporary art topics. Research, concept development and studio practice will combine to broaden your skills and ideas. Stimulating assignments together with experimentation promote analysis and understanding of contemporary art ideas, world cultures and historical periods, and other areas of visual information. Studio production and the communication of concepts visually, verbally and in written form will be combined in this thought-provoking course

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This tryptic is where my inspiration for my thesis work began. I created these three pieces from a self-portrait poem; visually illustrating and highlighting certain parts of the poem. I am continuing to do this with my thesis work.

My question to my audience:
Does the whole poem need to be displayed with the tryptic? Or do they make sense and connect to each other without the poem being present?


  1. I very much like the integration of text and image. The way you present snippets of each rather than the whole is intriguing. You could push this quality even further by eliminating the frames and letting the fabric become part of the wall.

  2. I really love your work here Brit, it's very beautiful and intricate. I must say I don't believe you need to have to the poems on display for people to understand your work. I also agree with Char when she says you don't need the frames. It would be interesting to perhaps make your own intricate, unorthodox frames but that is just an idea we could discuss in class to explain better what I'm talking about.