Title of Abstract

To Dust

Submitting Student(s)

Lauren Baechel

Session Title

Arts Expo 2

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A. & Shaun Cassidy, M.V.A.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Abstract

To Dust is a body of work focused around a selfish aspect of healing. Centered around Life, Death, and God, this exhibition is composed of three individual sculptural pieces that correlate with these themes. All three are very concept driven and have an even balance of found and crafted elements. Ranging from concepts that revolve around recent personal events, to trying to make connections with the circumstances of others, this body of work is about making sense of the human experience. After the Line is a large hanging installation sculpture, composed of wood, steel, and string. This piece is based around the experience of my partner of three years being diagnosed with bone cancer. rudus is a floor based sculpture, crafted out of stones, dishes and cups, and wood from abandoned furniture. This piece is centered around religion and sexuality, and my personal experience with it. she would like this is a collection of five shadowboxes, all housing one hundred and ninety seven matchboxes that my partner’s grandmother left behind after passing away. These pieces, though separate in concept and location, share connections to Life, Death, and God. These works beg for healing, and although I have previously created art to help others heal, this body of work is based around a selfish aspect of healing. To be able to process the occurrences based around these artworks, it is mandatory to take a step back and allow myself to heal without any outside influences.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

To Dust

To Dust is a body of work focused around a selfish aspect of healing. Centered around Life, Death, and God, this exhibition is composed of three individual sculptural pieces that correlate with these themes. All three are very concept driven and have an even balance of found and crafted elements. Ranging from concepts that revolve around recent personal events, to trying to make connections with the circumstances of others, this body of work is about making sense of the human experience. After the Line is a large hanging installation sculpture, composed of wood, steel, and string. This piece is based around the experience of my partner of three years being diagnosed with bone cancer. rudus is a floor based sculpture, crafted out of stones, dishes and cups, and wood from abandoned furniture. This piece is centered around religion and sexuality, and my personal experience with it. she would like this is a collection of five shadowboxes, all housing one hundred and ninety seven matchboxes that my partner’s grandmother left behind after passing away. These pieces, though separate in concept and location, share connections to Life, Death, and God. These works beg for healing, and although I have previously created art to help others heal, this body of work is based around a selfish aspect of healing. To be able to process the occurrences based around these artworks, it is mandatory to take a step back and allow myself to heal without any outside influences.