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dc.contributor.advisorMacMillan, Firth
dc.contributor.authorReilly, Erin
dc.description20 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe artist writes "I began my art career as a drawer and did not see myself expanding much from there. However, as I pushed myself to try new things, I realized what really excited me was creating three-dimensional art. The concept for my final exhibition did not come to me all at once but evolved over time. I started by making figurative forms, to highlight directionality of the body and how the body moves in space. However, when I saw how inclined people were to touch and sit with my sculptures I realized they were interactive. People found my work comforting and as an artist who has dealt with anxiety and depression, this was important to me. I began to research how other artists conveyed comfort, or lack of comfort, and how I could differentiate my work from theirs. I used color bright colors, a large scale and soft texture to make the sculptures appear more soothing and friendly. I also aimed to create scenes where people could sit down with my sculptures as if they were just sitting in their own living room with their friends."en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Art Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleComfort Creaturesen_US

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