Title of Abstract

Does Anybody Know What’s Going On?

Submitting Student(s)

Kamryn (Kam) KnapeFollow

Faculty Mentor

Three WU mentor: Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A.; Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; Stacey Davidson, M.F.A.; osteenc@winthrop.edu; fialaa@winthrop.edu; davidsons@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A.; Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; Stacey Davidson, M.F.A.

Abstract

As an intuitive artist, I start with a piece of paper and a pen and draw continuous, non-directional lines until a form appears, and then I work from there. These works have been created through this process, with my inspiration coming from past works. The painting, titled Realities Warping as the Planes of Existence Merge, contains characters I created by merging different body parts of different animals onto each other, creating hybrid creatures. This was inspired by a small accordion book I created in my junior year. I am interested in paranormal and real-life horror stories, which consist of alternate realities, cryptids, and unexplainable things. I draw inspiration from things such as animated movies like The Croods, Coraline, old Barbie movies, and various Disney Princess movies. I choose bold, solid colors with minimal blending so that each character has a visual impact on the viewer. With these colors, the art demands the viewer’s attention. Using metals as a medium, I have created three reliquaries. Reliquaries are meant to hold objects, but I chose to have only one hold something, leaving the other two empty. This is because I would rather the viewer concentrate their attention on the outer design and craftsmanship, rather than what it’s holding. The designs on the outside mimic the outlines of the characters from the paintings, and on the inside, the wood panels are painted to continue the fantasy world created on the canvas’ and to create a unity between the pieces.

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1-1-2021 12:00 AM

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Does Anybody Know What’s Going On?

As an intuitive artist, I start with a piece of paper and a pen and draw continuous, non-directional lines until a form appears, and then I work from there. These works have been created through this process, with my inspiration coming from past works. The painting, titled Realities Warping as the Planes of Existence Merge, contains characters I created by merging different body parts of different animals onto each other, creating hybrid creatures. This was inspired by a small accordion book I created in my junior year. I am interested in paranormal and real-life horror stories, which consist of alternate realities, cryptids, and unexplainable things. I draw inspiration from things such as animated movies like The Croods, Coraline, old Barbie movies, and various Disney Princess movies. I choose bold, solid colors with minimal blending so that each character has a visual impact on the viewer. With these colors, the art demands the viewer’s attention. Using metals as a medium, I have created three reliquaries. Reliquaries are meant to hold objects, but I chose to have only one hold something, leaving the other two empty. This is because I would rather the viewer concentrate their attention on the outer design and craftsmanship, rather than what it’s holding. The designs on the outside mimic the outlines of the characters from the paintings, and on the inside, the wood panels are painted to continue the fantasy world created on the canvas’ and to create a unity between the pieces.