Student Exhibition Year
Acrylic paint, glass pieces and confetti on glass. Presented as part of the 2021 Annual Student Exhibit in the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College.
28 x 24 inches
As both a physics and art student, I think there are important parallels between the visual and conceptual. The way we choose to represent the world and how things work must be creative as much as everything around us is resolutely physical. My work contemplates genesis from both a theological and scientific perspective. To that end, I wanted to imagine what the beginning of everything would look like. In this body of work, I recreate what the Christian genesis tells us about creation, the birth of light, and life. I represent the instant in which all the baryonic matter in the universe was created and expanded into the cosmos. I imagine how the last sentient being would react to a fossilized human heart, floating through space on the precipice of the heat death of the universe. However, the intent of this work is not only represented by its content but also the methodology. For this work, I have developed the painting/sculpting technique to melt and mold into its meaning. The mark making used in all of my work is intuitive. Matter, space, and personhood is malleable; therefore, I represent these things in flux. The brush and finger strokes in my work look like waves or ripples. The intent in developing this style is to make work that is, in every way, trying to make sense of its own space.
Copyright of the underlying work is held by the artist. The digital image presented here is for educational purposes only and is not for commercial use.
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student art exhibit, 2021, acrylic on glass, confetti, glass, creation