Title of Abstract

Comfort in Creation

Submitting Student(s)

Lauren BaechelFollow

Session Title

Professional Practices in Creative Expressions- Session 1

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; Shaun Cassidy, M.V.A.; fialaa@winthrop.edu; cassidys@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; Shaun Cassidy, M.V.A.

Abstract

I strive to make art that allows discovery between both the viewer and myself. My art focuses on the idea of comfort: comfort zones, comforting imagery, and the loss of comfort; discovering how materials can transform concepts into artworks that express the need for comfort that I cannot reach. I am trying to find ways to express the emotions that I cannot talk about while allowing others to find comfort in my discovery. These artworks serve as an extension of my comfort and act as a safety net for my struggles in a healthy way that does not allow negativity to find its way in. Connecting with those around me is a crucial component of the art that I create. As a queer woman who was raised in a devout Catholic household, discovery and comfort have played two very important roles in my growth as an artist and a person. Before discovering art as a form of expression, I felt as if I was completely alone in my lack of comfort. As I created and saw the reactions of the people around me, I was able to understand that through my art I am not alone. As a queer woman who was raised in a devout Catholic household, discovery and comfort have played two very important roles in my growth as an artist and a person. Before discovering art as a form of expression, I felt as if I was completely alone in my lack of comfort. As I created and saw the reactions of the people around me, I was able to understand that through my art; I am not alone.

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Course Assignment

ARTS 491 - Fiala

Start Date

16-4-2021 2:30 PM

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Comfort in Creation

I strive to make art that allows discovery between both the viewer and myself. My art focuses on the idea of comfort: comfort zones, comforting imagery, and the loss of comfort; discovering how materials can transform concepts into artworks that express the need for comfort that I cannot reach. I am trying to find ways to express the emotions that I cannot talk about while allowing others to find comfort in my discovery. These artworks serve as an extension of my comfort and act as a safety net for my struggles in a healthy way that does not allow negativity to find its way in. Connecting with those around me is a crucial component of the art that I create. As a queer woman who was raised in a devout Catholic household, discovery and comfort have played two very important roles in my growth as an artist and a person. Before discovering art as a form of expression, I felt as if I was completely alone in my lack of comfort. As I created and saw the reactions of the people around me, I was able to understand that through my art I am not alone. As a queer woman who was raised in a devout Catholic household, discovery and comfort have played two very important roles in my growth as an artist and a person. Before discovering art as a form of expression, I felt as if I was completely alone in my lack of comfort. As I created and saw the reactions of the people around me, I was able to understand that through my art; I am not alone.