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

Sunday, November 13, 2011


  This is a sketch of the iconic piece I am working on to express the awkwardness and disfigurement of pregnancy.  I really want to show how pregnancy is being expressed as a false glamour by the media but really is really the exact opposite for most women.  I found this beautiful gold furtility statue that inspired to paint the figure in gold because of how pregnant women seem to be idolized right now.  So I guess I am trying to portray this ugly/ beautiful sense of the female figure during this uncomfortable time of her life. 


  1. Although most women do not necessarily fit into the media's idea of "beautiful" during pregnancy, I do believe that woman should be held in awe at this time in their life, whether she is "media beautiful" or not, the whole experience of pregnancy should be seen as beautiful.

    I see Picasso inspiration. Maybe look at more abstract artists for more inspiration.

  2. This brings up the whole debate on what beauty is or how we define it. Is the awkwardness of pregnancy beauty or not? I have no answers but would like to hear everyone's ideas.

  3. I definitley agree, a woman should be lifted up during that time in her life. Any woman that has ever carried a child needs to believe that someone thinks she is beautiful. I don't want to express what other people may think of a woman during her pregnancy, but I want to show what she feels.

  4. Think about using rich color to create an atmosphere of awe (or beauty- a rather suspect word, over-used and maybe devalued because of that). I'd love to see ultramarine blue behind the figure or maybe cut out the figure and place it on burgundy red velvet to increase the sense of the precious.