Title

Untitled [Painting]

Faculty Advisor

Elliott Jones, Alison Stinely

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Painting

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

This series is an exploration of the relationship between figure and environment in Greek and Roman myths with a modern twist. These myths offer “tiny human truths” that are universal to the mortal experience. These familiar morale-filled stories will remind viewers of how they are still relevant today or even might have changed due to the mindset of our time. Perception is also in question: does the viewer see it from where they are standing or could they also be in the same shoes as the figure rendered? I place the figures in artificial imitation scenery to show how integral nature was to the ancients and contrasting it with our own society’s relationship with nature. The work is rendered on plastic building blocks that are disassembled and then reassembled in an explosive arrangement, as a way to move to new perspectives of social standards. The plastic of the bricks and of the acrylic paint is a nod to the current times, man made products that help bring innovation to humankind but go against nature.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Start Date

3-2-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 12:30 PM

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Untitled [Painting]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Artist Statement

This series is an exploration of the relationship between figure and environment in Greek and Roman myths with a modern twist. These myths offer “tiny human truths” that are universal to the mortal experience. These familiar morale-filled stories will remind viewers of how they are still relevant today or even might have changed due to the mindset of our time. Perception is also in question: does the viewer see it from where they are standing or could they also be in the same shoes as the figure rendered? I place the figures in artificial imitation scenery to show how integral nature was to the ancients and contrasting it with our own society’s relationship with nature. The work is rendered on plastic building blocks that are disassembled and then reassembled in an explosive arrangement, as a way to move to new perspectives of social standards. The plastic of the bricks and of the acrylic paint is a nod to the current times, man made products that help bring innovation to humankind but go against nature.