Senior Exhibition 2004 Ryan Cohen
      Communication is the basic goal of graphic design. The most beautiful work is often the simplest and most direct. Without a solid and functional structure, embellishment and eye candy can only be a detriment. Depth and interest will come from an undeniable solution.

      My philosophy on drawing is not quite so fully formed. I have spent a lot of time honing my ability to represent the human figure. Most of that time was devoted to exploring line. My work up until last semester had generally been basically classical or traditional in nature and I had always been pleased with the “perfect” objective quality of it all. Then suddenly it all seemed very soulless. I felt like I was at an impasse with my work. I wanted to add life and emotion and psychology to my work, but I didn’t want to lose any of my technique along the way. My efforts over the past few months have brought me closer to that goal. I am not confident that I have succeeded, but I do know that I am improving.



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16Click ThumbnailSeeds & Beans Coffee & Tea Gift Set6” x 8” x 1”Adobe Illustrator
17CD Boxed Set5” x 5” x 1”Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
18Flying Dog Ale 4-Pack Sampler6” x 5” x 5”Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
19Click ThumbnailVaguely Happy Summer Day24” x 18”oil pastel, charcoal
20Click ThumbnailAmerican Copy of a Roman Copy of a Greek Original, c. 200 B.C.18” x 12”oil pastel, charcoal
21Click ThumbnailThe Rubber Band24” x 18”oil pastel, charcoal
22Untitled24” x 18”charcoal
23Click ThumbnailSelf Portrait24” x 29”charcoal
24Click ThumbnailUntitled24” x 36”charcoal
Intoduction Megan Abrahamsen Beth Barnes Ryan Cohen Melanie Finlayson Michael Gallagher
Heather Gordon Scott Heydrick James Juron Tina LaMour Robert Lewis JP Manke
Andrew McGill Erica Mousseau Sean Otto Lisa Porto James Ryan Ann Schwed
Michael Shanley Lindsey Shrier Lauren Summerville Erick Von Hoffmann Andrew Watson Elizabeth Wilde
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