Friday, January 26, 2007
My most emotional artwork from college
These two pieces may be my most emotional work to date. I did a silkscreen of Polly's name after I'd learned she had died. I was very attached to her story and it deeply affected me. I showed it to my serigraphy class as part of my final and I cried.
The other piece is a lithograph and the first time I used words in my art. (The words had to be written backwards as the image prints in reverse). It is a bit of self-reflection and also, "Here I am, I'm a little scared to come out but I'm doing it anyway". This was also part of my final for lithography class and I knew everything was OK when a girl from another class walked in, read it and copied my words down.
That's when I learned that while plenty of art can resonate with you, your work can also resonate with others and when you least expect it to.