Event Title

Getting to Know Myself

Location

Alumni Hall North

Department

Art

Abstract

My past work consists of experimentation with mediums such as painting, ink pen, and colored pencils, the last of which is what I am using in my senior exhibition this semester. The main idea of this exhibition is a representation of expressing my personal feelings about myself as an artist and attempting to translate it to the outside world. My senior exhibition focuses on personal self-reflection; these are self-portraits, but my face is also embedded in the food that I am consuming. I have included food within my art for a reason, food is everywhere, and can be viewed in a different manner by each individual who sees it, due to culture, diet, or personal experience. To create these drawings, I take reference photos of myself and use Prismacolor colored pencils to create the images, before adding a layer of gamsol on top to create a smoother finish. I have often struggled with the idea of understanding who I am; however, this series has helped me learn how to understand myself. My senior exhibition displays the idea that for some artists, our work has a deeper meaning. Whether artists are questioning our work, or wondering what our path in life is, art helps us show a physical representation of these internal struggles, and that is what I am portraying within my senior exhibition.

Faculty Sponsor

Kim Ambriz, Northeastern Illinois University

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May 6th, 10:00 AM

Getting to Know Myself

Alumni Hall North

My past work consists of experimentation with mediums such as painting, ink pen, and colored pencils, the last of which is what I am using in my senior exhibition this semester. The main idea of this exhibition is a representation of expressing my personal feelings about myself as an artist and attempting to translate it to the outside world. My senior exhibition focuses on personal self-reflection; these are self-portraits, but my face is also embedded in the food that I am consuming. I have included food within my art for a reason, food is everywhere, and can be viewed in a different manner by each individual who sees it, due to culture, diet, or personal experience. To create these drawings, I take reference photos of myself and use Prismacolor colored pencils to create the images, before adding a layer of gamsol on top to create a smoother finish. I have often struggled with the idea of understanding who I am; however, this series has helped me learn how to understand myself. My senior exhibition displays the idea that for some artists, our work has a deeper meaning. Whether artists are questioning our work, or wondering what our path in life is, art helps us show a physical representation of these internal struggles, and that is what I am portraying within my senior exhibition.