Title of Abstract

Committing to a Journey of Exploration and Discovery

Submitting Student(s)

Trenedy HaydenFollow

Session Title

Professional Practices in Creative Expressions- Session 2

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; Shaun Cassidy, M.F.A.; Stephanie Sutton, M.F.A.; fialaa@winthrop.edu; cassidys@winthrop.edu; suttons@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.

Abstract

My artwork is a reflection of my interest, experiences, and the people around me. I have always been a curious person, and that shows in my art. I define curiosity as a genuine interest in wanting to know more. Furthermore, my art focuses on asking questions and committing to a journey of exploration and discovery. My creative habit begins with questioning ideals in our society, the people around me, emotions, and today’s politics. Then I explore ways to express the idea or concept through visuals, audio, and materials. I have worked with painting, video, and sculpture individually, and am interested in combining these forms of media through installation. My style of artwork stems from classical forms of painting and my video incorporates a vintage style because I believe in holding onto components of tradition. Our past, history, and elders shape our present and elements carry on. Through incorporating these styles in some of my artwork, I am questioning them and acknowledging the role they play in our society. Narratives and challenges are sometimes continuous through generations. I have worked with painting, video, and sculpture individually, but I am interested in combining these forms of media through installation. My style of artwork stems from classical forms of painting, and my video incorporates a vintage style. I do this because I believe in holding onto components of tradition and classics. Our past, history, and elders shape our present, and elements carry on. Through incorporating these styles in some of my artwork, I am questioning them and acknowledging the role they play in our society. For example, in the 1950s, there were educational films on psychology, beauty, gender, and relationships. Most of the information and belief is outdated today, but some we still uphold. Some of my artwork incorporates psychology, literature, and family members. While at Winthrop, I have used my grandmother for a lot of my projects. My grandmother helped raise me, but she also raised my dad. Narratives and challenges are sometimes continuous through generations. Currently I am doing an installation of my word sculpture. The word I chose is “Disconnected.” I think at some point in our lives we have felt disconnected to our loved ones, the world, and ourselves. It matches how I am feeling right now and how I know many others are feeling during this time. Currently I am exploring ways to convey this experience. Moving forward I want my artwork to focus on cycles in society and where we are at today. Additionally, what we individuals go through.

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Course Assignment

ARTS 491 - Fiala

Start Date

16-4-2021 3:20 PM

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Committing to a Journey of Exploration and Discovery

My artwork is a reflection of my interest, experiences, and the people around me. I have always been a curious person, and that shows in my art. I define curiosity as a genuine interest in wanting to know more. Furthermore, my art focuses on asking questions and committing to a journey of exploration and discovery. My creative habit begins with questioning ideals in our society, the people around me, emotions, and today’s politics. Then I explore ways to express the idea or concept through visuals, audio, and materials. I have worked with painting, video, and sculpture individually, and am interested in combining these forms of media through installation. My style of artwork stems from classical forms of painting and my video incorporates a vintage style because I believe in holding onto components of tradition. Our past, history, and elders shape our present and elements carry on. Through incorporating these styles in some of my artwork, I am questioning them and acknowledging the role they play in our society. Narratives and challenges are sometimes continuous through generations. I have worked with painting, video, and sculpture individually, but I am interested in combining these forms of media through installation. My style of artwork stems from classical forms of painting, and my video incorporates a vintage style. I do this because I believe in holding onto components of tradition and classics. Our past, history, and elders shape our present, and elements carry on. Through incorporating these styles in some of my artwork, I am questioning them and acknowledging the role they play in our society. For example, in the 1950s, there were educational films on psychology, beauty, gender, and relationships. Most of the information and belief is outdated today, but some we still uphold. Some of my artwork incorporates psychology, literature, and family members. While at Winthrop, I have used my grandmother for a lot of my projects. My grandmother helped raise me, but she also raised my dad. Narratives and challenges are sometimes continuous through generations. Currently I am doing an installation of my word sculpture. The word I chose is “Disconnected.” I think at some point in our lives we have felt disconnected to our loved ones, the world, and ourselves. It matches how I am feeling right now and how I know many others are feeling during this time. Currently I am exploring ways to convey this experience. Moving forward I want my artwork to focus on cycles in society and where we are at today. Additionally, what we individuals go through.