Title of Abstract

Fountain of Mirrors

Submitting Student(s)

Trenedy Hayden

Session Title

Arts Expo 2

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

Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Abstract

Fountain of Mirrors is an installation inspired by the motif of women and water. My artwork revolves around self-reflection and the reflection of others. This is because I'm always searching for a deeper understanding of myself and the people around me. Mirrors are an important symbol in my work because I see water as a natural mirror that we can see ourselves in. In this installation, not only am I reflecting on the women around me but also literature and traditional art. For many generations, artists and writers have connected women and water. Creative individuals have used water to symbolize emotions, femininity, and identity. For my thesis, I'm exploring the symbolic meaning of water, the women in my family, and myself. This message will be conveyed through an installation of coins with portraits of women covered in a projection of water and audio of my sister, aunt, nieces, and grandmother stating their wishes and why. The space will also have artwork inspired by Yoruba deities Yemya and Oshun and the Virtue Temperance.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

Fountain of Mirrors

Fountain of Mirrors is an installation inspired by the motif of women and water. My artwork revolves around self-reflection and the reflection of others. This is because I'm always searching for a deeper understanding of myself and the people around me. Mirrors are an important symbol in my work because I see water as a natural mirror that we can see ourselves in. In this installation, not only am I reflecting on the women around me but also literature and traditional art. For many generations, artists and writers have connected women and water. Creative individuals have used water to symbolize emotions, femininity, and identity. For my thesis, I'm exploring the symbolic meaning of water, the women in my family, and myself. This message will be conveyed through an installation of coins with portraits of women covered in a projection of water and audio of my sister, aunt, nieces, and grandmother stating their wishes and why. The space will also have artwork inspired by Yoruba deities Yemya and Oshun and the Virtue Temperance.