Scarcity and Abundance: Stories Told From The Oldest Material On Earth

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Hopkins Hall Gallery

Reception: August 8 | 4-6 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.

I am researching the practice of telling stories through visual art within the frames of folklore, religious studies, ceramics, and painting and drawing. I am hailed to the art of visual storytelling due to its ability to exceed cultural bounds and language barriers. Captivated by the emotive qualities of form and color, figure and landscape, my research explores the elements of successful visual art narratives.

The stories I am interested in telling act as a positioning method. These range from creation myths to explain our beginnings, fables for morals, and fiction to imagine futures. It is undeniably connected to my earlier studies in religion which employ storytelling as their principle method of spreading their institution. I engage in the same techniques, but instead use it to pinpoint my position in the social, political, and physical environment I experience.

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