The artwork in this exhibition represents the final projects from the courses Intro to Digital Art and 3D Computer Modeling. Though they differ in approach they share a common thread, using the pixel as the primary method to generate images. Intro to Digital Art focuses on the pixel like the painter does, with pigment on canvas.
In 2005, hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated Southern Louisiana, claiming lives and destroying homes. In December 2007, I accompanied Union College’s community service mini-term to New Orleans and Dulac, Louisiana. This project seeks to share experiences of hurricane survivors with members of hurricane survivors with members of the Union community.
Creating sculptures is a way to make the images and creatures of my imagination into a reality. I desire to create objects of beauty and interest, to capture the imaginative and fantastic in a tangible, visual object. Wood, stone, steel, and clay all have unique properties and potentials. In the process of discovering these potentials – learning to work with the materials and shaping them into pieces – my experimentation allows the original beauty of the materials to come through.
The prints in this exhibition were created in the Printmaking: Etching class taught by Prof. Sandy Wimer in Spring term of 2009. The prints employ a variety of techniques such as: etching, aquatint, soft-ground, pigmented inkjet, and polymer photogravure printing. Many of the final prints combine several different techniques to create a single image.
The second annual LGBTQ: A Union Perspective juried exhibition broadly explores issues that surround the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community at Union College and beyond. The exhibition is sponsored by Schaffer Library, Spectrum, the Mandeville Gallery, and the Department of Visual Arts.
In the winter of 2010 nine Union students led by Professor Sandra Wimer spent a mini-term in Paris, France engrossed in a studio art course focusing on drawing and printmaking. The students observed and sketched sculpture, architectural elements, and other spaces in and around the Louvre. The students also spent time working in a printmaking studio, Atelier de l’Orme, on the outskirts of Paris where they transformed their sketches into etchings.
Have you ever dropped a glass, or broken a dish and thought about what is physically happening in that split second of panic? Each of the images in Slow Motion was created in a controlled environment where the sound of impact triggers a strobe light illuminating the scene for a fraction of second, long enough to capture the image on film. The result is perfectly frozen motion of an object being broken apart; a sight too fast to be captured by the human eye.
Each Headdress represents a different world culture in the guise of a “bird.” These costume pieces were used in the Spring 2007 production of The Birds by Aristophanes produced by the Union College Department of Theater and Dance and directed by Professor William A. Finlay.