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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Overwhelming Form

This piece is about being engulfed or overwhelmed by something. Sometimes things in our lives take a hold of us, or surround us so much that we lose ourselves. There has been some debate on the formal elements of this piece, that there is possibly too much of it, but it turned out exactly as I envisioned it. I am obsessed with obsessions. And sometimes our obsessions cover up who we are. Whether it’s the house being clean, or making sure you always have a plan, or never having a plan. At times these things can add to who we are and be a part of our personality. But there are times when we become “overwhelmed” and lose the balance of our personality, obsession, identity or whatever form you want to put it into. More or less this piece is a reflection of my own feelings of being overwhelmed and trying to find the balance in the form. The piece is made form the folded pages of an entire dictionary.


  1. Amazing! It's just like you described! And it is overwhelming! Great pic of how so much feels right now! Thanks for once again helping me SEE what I'm feeling!

  2. I disagree that this is too much. I believe the overwhelming volume of the paper makes a strong statement about both obsession and obscuring the identity of the model. Have you thought about connecting the text of the paper you are using with the concept of the pieces? It could be interesting to try to align these things. I'm looking forward to seeing where this is all leading.

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  4. This looks heavy! Which makes the piece feel overwhelming to the model wearing it. You are successful with what you want to express through this piece.