"The Shadow", displayed in a 38 x 30 frame
Since last weekend, I have been totally focused on my thesis paper, my creative process art portfolio, and my graduate school art show. Once my paper was written I could finish up an art piece I started at the student residency last summer. It was the last piece to figure out, titled "The Shadow". The artwork I have done since I started graduate school has been progressively challenging my creative spirit and this final piece is a result of understanding my inner critic. All my insecurities, all the personality traits I feel I am lacking, all the things I am not, exist in the idea of the shadow. For me it became necessary to express the idea of the shadow in a visual art form.
I am already thinking about what I will do once I have my master degree... it's possible more schooling could be part of my future. Learning and participating in graduate school at this point in my life has truly been a gift.