Evanescence

 
Student: Sophia Do
Mentor: Therese Lichtenstein
Domains: Visual Arts & Installation
Faculty Grader: Ned Smyth
 
My Senior Project focuses on discovering myself through various visual methods. My final product is a visual arts exhibition, consisting of memory boxes, paintings, and 3D art all leading up to one theme: memory. Memory is such a meaningful yet fleeting part of our consciousness that we often try to keep a little part of before it becomes too hazy. Taking snapshots, scrapbooking tickets, and collecting seashells are few of the many ways people preserve priceless memories. I, myself, have always been unwilling to toss away objects embodying meaningful moments. As I gradually put together my lifetime collection of memories in these memory boxes and paintings and collages, I started to learn things about myself that I was completely unaware of before. I am a perfectionist who cannot stand the abstract. However, Ross changed me. Especially, while taking Mr. Schade’s Neuroscience class I began to ponder the unknown and the abstract. I began to discover novel things about myself with visual arts methods I have known my entire life. In fact, the theme of my Senior Project, memory, is an abstraction we live with everyday. Although we may remember what we did yesterday, the day before yesterday will become vague and perhaps eventually disappear. Thus, instead of trying to produce artworks with minute, precise details and “perfection” I decided to let myself loose and throw some abstractness into the mixture.
 
Installation

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  Presentation Video

 
Presentation Powerpoint

 
Works Consulted

 Sommers, Joan, and Ascha Drake. “The Joseph Cornell Box.” The Joseph Cornell Box. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2014. <http://www.josephcornellbox.com/>.
Sacasa, Natalia. “Janine Antoni – Luhring Augustine.” Janine Antoni – Luhring Augustine. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2014. <http://www.luhringaugustine.com/artists/janine-antoni/>. 
Gerhard Richter.” Gerhard Richter. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2014. <http://www.gerhard-richter.com/>.

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