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My Very Own Website!

I would like to invite everyone to check out my newly updated portfolio website! Now with new work and better copy! I’ll continue to update it as I continue to finish bits and pieces of my senior portfolio, but check it out and let me know what you think and any ways I can improve it.

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I think I’ve finally done it. I’ve finally come to a peaceful solution regarding the direction of my senior portfolio. I’m certain you are all shocked and amazed and maybe even a little bit proud. Now I’m gonna be mean and give you a little exposition before I make my grand reveal! (For all you impatient people, I suppose you can just scroll on down.)

Much of last quarter was spent working with my hands, probably as a reaction to the very computer-driven life I led this summer at my internship at Kohl’s. On some basic level, I wanted to re-ingratiate myself with the tactile processes of my major, to touch and feel and make. Also, this past spring quarter I had stepped outside my box and made a collaborative fine art installation with fancy and profound concepts behind it. Combine those influences with a class that made it pretty much mandatory that we do whatever and explore, I followed through on all those urges. I dyed and felted….

….and deconstructed and even sewed. Somewhere in all of that, my decision to create a print portfolio got lost, and I began to toy with the idea of creating a fine art portfolio. Lost in indecision and a world of experimenting, I resolved some of my experiments as my final in that class, which resulted in this: a nuno felted & dyed window installation. (Shown here with direct sunset light shining through it, there are pretty colors. I promise.)

Cue winter break, plenty of time to think, and the purchase of a Wacom tablet…. And well, YOU CAN STOP SCROLLING NOW, I am going to make a print portfolio. Didn’t see that coming? Here is why. Taking the time to make some “art” was exactly what needed to happen, a vital step in balancing out myself as a maker. In spending a solid amount of time submersed in two extremes, I was able to let them influence each other and find a happy middle ground. You guys, I have come up with some real exciting ideas for my portfolio. Ideas that involve drawing, weaving, dyeing, screen printing, sewing and so much more. It’s going to be great. So. You should stay tuned!

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