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# 10, Winter , February, 2001
oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

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Chrystal Bowman

I transferred to Plattsburgh State and into the art program three years ago. I had never seriously studied art before. I struggled from the beginning, but I had a strong need to express myself through the visual arts. A year and a half ago I was ready to quit and move on. I wanted to deal with spirituality, religion, being a female (and reflective, shiny or transparent objects). I couldn't find a way to combine these elements into a style that would be understandable to everyone and remain true to myself. After a very bad day in the studio, I went home discouraged and tired. In my stereo was Alanis Morrisette's CD "Jagged Little Pill." The album deals with her struggle with religion, spirituality and the female's traditional role in each.

Hearing someone else's response to some of the same problems encouraged me to continue the struggle. Today I hope I have succeeded in creating an understandable and unified body of work that explores these issues.

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Travis Heynen Heather Phillips Starr Hough Povey David Rubin
Margaret Strack Carol Vann Myloh Villaronga
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