Event Title

The Moral of the Story

Location

SU 216

Start Date

19-4-2019 1:20 PM

Department

Art

Session

Session 7

Description

The Moral of the Story will consist of several three-dimensional sculptural pieces that will surround the gallery room. The works are made primarily of fired red clay, but may have added mixed media materials after. Through my work I relate on an emotional level about borderline personality disorder, fears of abandonment, abuse, and experiences with mental illness both through myself and through those around me. I hope that through my work, I can show, about myself, some level of vulnerability, as well as have my audience contemplate their own lives through the work. I hope that by expressing my own vulnerabilities and weaknesses I can help those who view my work to also feel better about their own. Through this, I hope to establish deep emotional connections, and show the rest of the world how everyone can relate to one another through their struggles together. The idea is to tell the moral focal of some of my favorite fairy tales to my audience, discuss how those morals have a personal relationship with my individual life, and relate these common life morals to the personal life struggles of my audience. I want the audience to be able to look down into the world I have created and feel enveloped in the small details, much like that of being enveloped in the words on a page of a story. Each story has a different idea to it that directly relates to me, but my goal is that some people who may have had similar experiences or may know people who have had similar experience can also relate to my work through their own emotional responses to their life experiences. To me, stories are a way of escaping from life when life is overwhelming, but also, when we relate to points in a story, we know that someone else must have gone through whatever we are going through in order to write the story in the first place, and that makes us feel less alone. This is my method of connecting to the world through my art.

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Nate Mathews and Kim Ambriz are the faculty sponsors of this project.

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Apr 19th, 1:20 PM

The Moral of the Story

SU 216

The Moral of the Story will consist of several three-dimensional sculptural pieces that will surround the gallery room. The works are made primarily of fired red clay, but may have added mixed media materials after. Through my work I relate on an emotional level about borderline personality disorder, fears of abandonment, abuse, and experiences with mental illness both through myself and through those around me. I hope that through my work, I can show, about myself, some level of vulnerability, as well as have my audience contemplate their own lives through the work. I hope that by expressing my own vulnerabilities and weaknesses I can help those who view my work to also feel better about their own. Through this, I hope to establish deep emotional connections, and show the rest of the world how everyone can relate to one another through their struggles together. The idea is to tell the moral focal of some of my favorite fairy tales to my audience, discuss how those morals have a personal relationship with my individual life, and relate these common life morals to the personal life struggles of my audience. I want the audience to be able to look down into the world I have created and feel enveloped in the small details, much like that of being enveloped in the words on a page of a story. Each story has a different idea to it that directly relates to me, but my goal is that some people who may have had similar experiences or may know people who have had similar experience can also relate to my work through their own emotional responses to their life experiences. To me, stories are a way of escaping from life when life is overwhelming, but also, when we relate to points in a story, we know that someone else must have gone through whatever we are going through in order to write the story in the first place, and that makes us feel less alone. This is my method of connecting to the world through my art.