wood & fiberglass screen
Our lived environments often go unnoticed. Whether it's our immediate built habitats or our greater ecological context, we rarely consider our tangible relationships with our material surroundings. Why do we blindly pass through our spaces with little thought as to our connection to them? Why do we commodify our environments, seldom extending ourselves into a relationship even if only by the simple act of dedicated observation? I choose to create site specific installations because sculpture has the unique ability to mediate that experiential relationship. The multi-layered moire effects and the shifting planes bring a new dynamic to the angles and atmosphere of the space, while the lightly-hanging monoliths cause pause, welcoming us into deeper perception of our immediate surroundings.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
What are your passions and how can they meet a need? At the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), our job is to launch students and their ideas. We asked Gordon students at our annual SlushFest to share what they care about by adding to our tapestry of ideas while eating slushies. Take a look at what your classmates wrote!
The mission of CEL is to instigate faithful ventures for lasting impact. Entrepreneurship is unconventional, cross-disciplinary, and favors grassroots engagement, all qualities that complement and extend the liberal arts. Gordon College seeks to promote entrepreneurial thinking, and a community like ours offers rich soil for nurturing agents of change. Whether you are mildly curious or ready to dive in head first, we invite you to join us in the curricular and co-curricular events we put on that get people talking about what they care about!
Gordon celebrates Inktober! Now through the end of October, participate in Inktober by adding your drawing to the wall in the Mezzanine, posting it online with the hashtag #inktober and #inktober2017. Come back every day to add another drawing!
Sacred Object #3
acrylic, ink, & pencil on canvas
Art is sacred. It allows me to communicate with the world and explore myself in ways that I would otherwise be unable to. I let the creation of this piece become a ritual driven by my creative process. I let my brush land wherever it wanted and let the piece move in whatever direction it began to.
An integral part of this work is the process itself and how it is shown within the finished product. Recently, overlapping images and colors have become a large influence in my work. I regularly find myself studying and drawing plant life, sacred imagery, geometric designs, and visual icons.
The colors exhibited here are precious to me, I use them frequently and mix them carefully to find my own voice in color. In this piece, I have used images, designs, patterns, and colors that are sacred to me to visually create the environment in which my subconscious often exists.