Title

Knock It Off [Sculpture]

Presenting Author Name/s

Alexander Prior

Faculty Advisor

John Roth

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Sculpture

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

My work is an expression of my emotions towards events that have happened in the past and present. This piece portrays a clean slate for me, putting all my anxieties and troubles on the table and then vigorously throwing them off as to start anew. The idea came to me when I was eating food and had a lot of things on the table. All I wanted to do was throw them off to make space for me to eat, instead of putting everything away, because not everything had a place to go. So, I did exactly that, I swiped everything off the table to one side, and it gave me an immense feeling of empowerment and satisfaction. When I swept them off without a second thought and the table became clear again, it made me realize those things weren’t import, my table was clean; a fresh start to not pile things up again. I thought this would be a great idea for a sculpture, since I express how I feel through art, I wanted to show all the anxieties in my life on the table for everyone to see, and to show them how easy it is to wipe them off and start fresh.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Feb 2nd, 8:00 AM Feb 2nd, 12:30 PM

Knock It Off [Sculpture]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Artist Statement

My work is an expression of my emotions towards events that have happened in the past and present. This piece portrays a clean slate for me, putting all my anxieties and troubles on the table and then vigorously throwing them off as to start anew. The idea came to me when I was eating food and had a lot of things on the table. All I wanted to do was throw them off to make space for me to eat, instead of putting everything away, because not everything had a place to go. So, I did exactly that, I swiped everything off the table to one side, and it gave me an immense feeling of empowerment and satisfaction. When I swept them off without a second thought and the table became clear again, it made me realize those things weren’t import, my table was clean; a fresh start to not pile things up again. I thought this would be a great idea for a sculpture, since I express how I feel through art, I wanted to show all the anxieties in my life on the table for everyone to see, and to show them how easy it is to wipe them off and start fresh.