Annual Student Art Exhibition Images

 

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Student Exhibition Year

2020

Description

Graphite on paper self-portrait of the artist. Presented as part of the 2020 Annual Student Exhibit in the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College.

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 11 inches

Artist Statement

I consider my art to be an exploration into my creative process. Through the development of the work I am presenting, I have learned a lot about how I want my process to work in future art pieces. I initially enjoyed being “unknown,” as I was uncomfortable and self-conscious when it came to my own art. I am no longer unknown in this process, and I realize that I prefer being recognized for my work, as it is validation of all the hard work I have put into their creation. My photography is an outcome of a street photography assignment I completed in Philadelphia, and the drawings are self-portraits from a “focus on the figure” class. These mediums work well together, as they represent two areas with which I have never really felt comfortable. The street photography allowed me to remove myself from the viewer's eye, making someone completely random the focal point, while the self-portraits are the face of the person who took the photos. After completing these assignments, I experienced a boost in self-confidence through the exploration of my process. I took a step out of my comfort zone and realized that through my discomfort great art was created, but even greater art may be achieved in my future.

Rights Statement

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.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords

student art exhibit, 2020, graphite, drawing, self-portrait, woman

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