Senior Art Exhibit 2003
For this series of work I wanted to depart from the conventional idea of beauty and subject matter and give viewers a glimpse into the vitality and allure of the discarded, overlooked, and forgotten objects of the world. I tried capturing the lingering life and energy in what is often considered lifeless. I found my subject matter abandoned in junkyards, on the side of the road, in back alleyways, and open fields. By painting these objects, I took them out of their static environment and gave them an environment that compels viewers to see the beauty in the line, form, and design of the objects themselves. Although they are corroded and broken, they still maintain their original appeal. These paintings are intended to give viewers fresh sight into commonly overlooked objects and capture the vitality in their stillness.
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