Using art to intrigue and to facilitate conversation.
Solo Exhibition: Underpinnings
Thesis Exhibition: Scatterfold
As one of the graduating fine art seniors at Pomona College, I presented a series of works in a joint exhibition. It offered me the opportunity to share my musings about our cultural obsession with post-apocalyptic narratives. In addition to the salon gallery featuring mixed media works and the large scale still life, there was a chair where a visitor could sit and read through an artist-made book.
graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic ink, and oil on paper and canvas.
Oil on canvas, 7'x6.'
Vanitas—from the latin form of "vanity," which connotes "futility" rather than self-absorption according to the historical usage of the word—is a subgenre of still life paintings that often depicted symbols representing transience of life and the certainty of death. This painting makes a departure from the scope of a human lifespan to consider that which we might lose in the face of disruption of earth's ecological balance, re-contextualizing it within the framework of vanitas paintings.
oil on canvas
16" x 12"