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Shawna Armstrong
Brian Bilow
Darcel Downing
Rachael Everleth
Alexandra FitzGerald
Chelsea Geoffrey
Stefanie Giannico
Michelle Hyde
Sarah LaBombard
Anastasia Lewis
Marlowe Lowe
Lauren Mahoney
Jessica Murphy
Hannah O'Toole
Mary Polhemus
Tracy Schilling
Dane Winkler
Mina Zarfsaz
Hannah O'Toole

As an artist, I am intrigued in the instinctual need we have, as humans, to establish a visual identity from one another. I study different cultures and unique visual cues developed to symbolize and interpret their lives and the world around them. This includes patterns, architecture, clothing, and decorative and fine arts. My work extracts samples of these very rooted, visual representations of people around the world. From culture to culture and from the ancient to the modern day, they are combined into one work. I challenge myself to unify and fuse these elements within a piece, and I attempt to eliminate distinction between one culture and another. The intent for the work is to invoke feelings of familiarity, connection, and nostalgia, without allowing the viewer to recognize what elicits these feelings. The viewer may relate on a very personal level, referencing their own culture, memories, dreams, and beliefs; but, additionally, in a very broad sense, they relate to life in general and to what defines us as human.

Image: Maegan

Maegan,
2011, monotype,
27 x 24
Image: Tomomi

Tomomi,
2011, monotype,
24.5 x 20
Image: Belle and VM

Belle and VM,
2011, monotype,
19.5 x 24.5
Image: Belle and E

Belle and E,
2011, monotype,
20 x 24.5
Image: Division

Division,
2011, monotype,
22 x 19
Image: Collared

Collared,
2011, monotype,
19.5 x 15
Image: Green and Red

Green and Red,
2011, monotype,
24 x 21.75
Image: Dreamt

Dreamt,
2011, monotype,
26 x 26.5
Image: Veronica

Veronica,
2012, monotype,
15 x 22
Image: Study #1

Study #1,
2012, monotype,
23 x 22
Image: Study #2

Study #2,
2012, monotype,
20 x 17
Image: Study #3

Study #3,
2012, monotype,
20 x 17
Image: Reflection Left

Reflection Left,
2012, monotype,
30 x 27
Image: Reflection Right

Reflection Right,
2012, monotype,
30 x 27
Image: Golden

Golden,
2011, mixed media,
60 x 10 x 10
Image: Bottled

Bottled,
2011, mixed media,
49 x 15 x 9
Image: Black

Black,
2011, mixed media,
58 x 15 x 10
Image: Wrapped

Wrapped,
2012, mixed media,
50 x 20 x 17
Image: Brain

Brain,
2012, mixed media,
70 x 15 x 12
Image: Coiled

Coiled,
2012, mixed media,
62 x 10 x 10
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The BFA Studio and Museum Studies Minor Class of 2012 would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in the planning, execution and support of this exhibition and catalogue.

Plattsburgh State Student Association
College Auxiliary Services
Office of the President, Vice Presidents, and Dean of Arts & Science
Friends of Art
Winkel Endowment

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