Friday, January 26, 2007

My most emotional artwork from college



These two pieces may be my most emotional work to date. I did a silkscreen of Polly's name after I'd learned she had died. I was very attached to her story and it deeply affected me. I showed it to my serigraphy class as part of my final and I cried.

The other piece is a lithograph and the first time I used words in my art. (The words had to be written backwards as the image prints in reverse). It is a bit of self-reflection and also, "Here I am, I'm a little scared to come out but I'm doing it anyway". This was also part of my final for lithography class and I knew everything was OK when a girl from another class walked in, read it and copied my words down.

That's when I learned that while plenty of art can resonate with you, your work can also resonate with others and when you least expect it to.

3 comments:

Jess said...

These are really moving Jamie. What courage you have to share them in your blog! I am really drawn to the simplicity, yet depth, of your Polly print.

Clare said...

I always knew you were talented but these just prove it. I see so much warmth and emotion in them. i cant draw/print worth a dime. You are so talented. :)

Joni Taylor said...

Just lovely Jamie girl!