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, November 10, 2011

The Evolution Of My Work

These works are still in progress and I hope to create more to have a larger series. They are the evolution of the series of works I did earlier of the six female portraits with no faces. I started off with painting portraits with water color and then sewing them onto leaves. From there I became interested in letting the piece grow by adding other papers, fabric, and lace. I started covering the features of the women, but with materials that still allowed the viewer to see through or underneath in order to show the original painting. The content of these are based on female identity and the revealing and concealing aspect of identity. I want to continue making art that has both two dimensional and three dimensional qualities.


  1. I find these pieces rather intriguing. The multiple layers which you are using to build up the 3D aspect of the pieces becomes somewhat of veil or shield to the identity of the woman. I think you could play this up by adding even more, perhaps even starting to partially obscure the face. I can't help but notice the similar concepts that you and Brie are displaying. You may want to have some dialogue about your ideas.

  2. I love the texture and layers that you are working on. I think that I can appreciate it because i feel like the female identity is extremely layered and complex. I am not sure if that is what you are trying to communicate but I feel like your piece is very strong and suits the female identity very well.

  3. I agree with Char and Tiarra's comments. Go crazy with the layers and the colors. Break your comfort zone with the next piece. Push your boundaries, just to see what you discover.