2020 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATE
EMPHASIS IN DRAWING
My work seeks to capture the essence of a fleeting natural world and the importance of solitude in nature through drawings. The work, oftentimes on paper or found objects, is informed by meditative practices, such as long contemplative walks and my own writings, as well as marks of age or history already embedded in the objects.
The goal is twofold: to try and recreate the essence of what I experience when I tap into that poetic state out in “nature,” and to capture the melancholic distance I feel from those moments that I can no longer return to, fleeting and ephemeral. Through processes involving erasure, tears, lifts, and transfers, fragmented imagery is created, emulating the meandering nature of a walk, in and out of spaces and places, moments, and time.
BFA THESIS PROJECT
My intention with the BFA Show was to Showcase four pieces that capture the essence of moments encountered on my walking meditation practice. Inspired by poetry, eastern aesthetics, my role as a “wanderer,” and the ever-changing fragility of our planet, my work aims to foster quiet moments of introspection; to examine on a personal level the beauty of nature, encounter the essence of what was, and to revive that which has been broken and thrown away.