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

The Senses and Memory.

The idea for the altered book that I am working on stems from my curiosity of how and why we remember things as we do, as a great deal of my work is somewhat memory related. I have started with the 5 senses and how they work, and will continue on how the information they perceive travels to the brain and how it is stored, and retrieved. I wanted to explore this in a book because it is partially an informative piece so it seemed appropriate. So far I have used only pen, but will work with image and text transfers as well as watercolor.


  1. This is a very interesting topic. I have long wondered how we as humans might compare our memories. It seems reality exists at the edges of memories and that each of us not only has a different perception of things but we remember individual parts and pieces of events and things and each of us remembers in a slightly different way. It would be so interesting to have several artists depict a memory of the same thing through their own lens.

  2. I really enjoy this piece and like the way you describe the concept behind it. I know it is a newly started piece and look forward to see where this piece ends up. More color and text transfers should make this a most excellent altered book. I am very curious to see what the cover looks like and if you will keep this like an adult/art content book with children's book look to it. I'm not sure if you plan on leaving parts and colors of the original book showing through but it really adds to the sensory feel you are going for.

  3. Really like this idea. I think color might have a subtle but important part of the piece. It seems some memories have an overall quality of light to them, i.e. everything is bathed in golden afternoon light or silvery moonlight.