Liam St. Laurent
- Coral Azevedo
The title suggests a positive take on two words that can be seen as negative around makeup culture. Plastic is one of the materials I’m working with that can also be used to describe a made-up face, a traditionally negative term that people are starting to embrace. The word vanity means pride in one’s appearance as well as a word for a makeup table.
- Kaleigh Brann
I want to study how artistic mediums such as glass, metal, paper, textiles, etc. begin in a natural state and are created into useful or useless items by humans. I hope to then take the medium and return it back to an origin by weaving it in as if it belongs in nature. My forms will be land art and then photographed for display.
This piece is based on a pin I got during a college tour my senior year of High School — The top of the pin is green while the bottom, rising to the top is black. This pin represents the dying of the environment. I tried to create my own spin on this using my GIFS and the same colors of the pin.
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- Gabrielle Burgess
A Hand in Nature
This thesis work features a combination of dried, pressed and live flowers arranged into landscape-like patterns, creating a narrative symbolizing progression. My work appreciates the tiny, insignificant details that exist within nature and celebrates each unique plant item and its natural patterns. The composition allows each little plant piece to stand on its own and... placed mindfully in several large compositions...
earlier (Spring 2017) forms of the project (then called An exploration in three dimensional letterforms) involved creation of letters and English and foreign (wabi-sabi, petrichor, pabitel, tuska, han, fado, yugen)) words from objects (natural forms (e.g., leaves), consumer projects (e.g., cigarette cartons), wax, wood, string, etc...
I had originally set out to find origins of specific words and find their roots so to give a broader definition, but after researching the topic of what sort of words should be the highlight, I found myself interested in words of other languages that have no translation in English...
large-scale panels incorporating digitally arranged details of photographed flowers; book
- Morgan O’Connor
I have created a tool that will open creative possibilities. Fantasy as a genre offers so much freedom to do a creative mind, but it’s too often that things from other fantasy works are recycled and featured in other stories. A major subject of this repetition is fantastical creatures. It feels as if there is a finite list of creatures allowed in a fantasy setting (minotaur, werewolf, vampire, elf, etc.) when in reality the space allowing those toying in the realms of fantasy is infinite. My goal with this thesis work is... to get [people] thinking far outside the box and straying from the bestiaries of Tolkien, Dune, and other widely popular fantasy world.
- Jeremy Rodas
A reflection of the past and the future, by gathering information on Montserrat’s Hardie Building, and the cracks formed within it. The cracks are representative of the effect we — students, faculty, administrators — have on the building.
The main form of documentation was through photographing multiple cracks in the building. These photos led to vectorized cracks, and then to 3D printed pieces of the cracks...
image : Animation Room, Hardie 306
- Jade Ruscio
Repetition and Configuration
Repetitive mark making and the arrangement of vector elements in a particular form. Abstract objects have been created by imprinting fruits on paper, followed by a graphic process of combining, manipulating, and rearranging these forms. Focusing on the use of texture, color, space, and form.
image : Conjoined Forms II
- Courtney Ryan
The perfectly normal and ideal life they feed you is a lie. Finding your place in society isn't as simple as landing that job or finding the love of your life and neither is the fulfillment we expect from reaaching these goals. Human life... is full of complex expectations set in place by a society that is constantly changing yet somehow remaining the same.
This project is about accepting, or rejecting, these disruptions and trying to keep pace with the changes in life without drowning. Take a peek into the inner thoughts and daily life of the Unconventional. Decide if you accept or deny the mundane life that we have somehow been convinced to chase.
screen shot, Wild dads browse local market for things they don’t need, 2018 (first episode, finalized version)
- Liam St. Laurent
Uses extraterrestrial imagery and photographs of empty streets and rainy days to explore the artist’s relationship with feelings of isolation. The photographs capturing singular moments in time are offset by screen printing, where the individualized nature of each hand-pulled print reflects the turbulent nature of life.
- Harrison Turner
Often times the casing we live in is labeled, criticized, and packaged to look a way that meets the “ideal” in America. But what is this “ideal” that is so intensely pursued and gawked at? What does this mindset do to us on a deeper internal and physical level? Why aren’t we already this view of “perfect” the way we were born? My answer to this was to create work about celebrating bodies for the vast differences. We live in our bodies for the entirety of our lives and they bare all of our experiences. With each small detail we may see as flaws, there are actually stories behind them that allow us to share our human experiences with one another. We as a culture should be lifting each other up and recognizing that all of us are unique no matter where we come from or what consequences of life our bodies reflect.