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SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15         Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery

Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff

Jack Brand
Thumbnail; drawing - Reflections on Moving Forward
97. Reflections on Moving Forward,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
39 x 39
Thumbnail; drawing - The Guitar
98. The Guitar,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
43 x 29
Thumbnail; drawing - The Brush
99. The Brush,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
43 x 29
Thumbnail; drawing - Elephants
100. Elephants,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
39 x 39
Thumbnail; drawing - The Chariot
101. The Chariot,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
39 x 39
Thumbnail; sculpture - Öand Things Along the Way; Hope, Courage, Spirit
113. Öand Things Along the Way; Hope, Courage, Spirit,
 sculpture, steel, soapstone
12 x 12 x 7
Thumbnail; drawing - Petal La Femme
260. Petal La Femme,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
39 x 39
Thumbnail; drawing - Heather
261. Heather,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
25 x 25
Thumbnail; drawing - Untitled
262. Untitled,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
25 x 25
Thumbnail; drawing - Horse and Wasp
263. Horse and Wasp,
 drawing, oil pastel on acrylic paint
55 x 39
Thumbnail; sculpture - Nature: Conceptual
278. Nature: Conceptual,
 sculpture, wood, sand, soapstone, found stone
30 x 30
Image, Reflections on Moving Forward
Reflections on Moving Forward, oil pastel on acrylic paint 36 x 36"
The most important thing about my work is that it can connect to the viewer visually. I have little control over its meaning. I donít expect you to see what I see or feel what I feel. I do, however, expect you to be intrigued, if only for a bit. Through acrylic paint and oil pastel I like to create layered batches of color, some blending and some staying true, to invite the eye. What you see is what you get out of it.

In my sculpture I like to rely on the beauty in soapstone. Its rich, dark blues speak for themselves. I like to see what range of color I can get from these blue hues by twisting and forming the stone so that the light hits in a variety of manners. The shapes and figures my sculptures take on are made to move the eye with no planned form of representation.

My favorite type of art is art that is primarily a visual experience, such as Daliís depth of representation of the unknown, the different look of texture Bernini could achieve through marble, or the richness of color achieved in 19th century Japanese prints. I find that if the eye is not pleased, itís hard for the mind to be content or at ease. Iíd like to end with the most inspirational quote that Iíve run into since beginning my journey into the art world.

"Art is long, life is short, and success is very far off." -J. Conrad
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