As an art student from Otterbein that is finishing up her last year, I am intrigued by artwork that surrounds conceptual ideas that provoke thought or a type of experience. Concepts of interest pertain to the subjective reality of identity and how we project our sculpted identities that are then perceived by others. My preferred mediums are photography and integrated digital media. In contrast to my digital media concentration (which is primarily video) my heart lies in the realm of large format film photography.
Walking around the gallery space, noticed is the repetitious use of lines and the color pink. The artist explains in her statement that her goal is to point out the cloudiness between social structures and to encourage the audience to look at the division between social constructs by forcing the viewers to move throughout her work. Lines are often used to create a type of division, but in this exhibition, the pronounced lines are placed upon the walls and upon her paintings, or above the potential area that a viewer may stand to view her systematically hung strands of braided twine. She uses lines to erase divisions between the audiences through experience. Her use of bright chromatic pinks grabs the viewer’s attention, stressing a type of urgency. The placement and design of her three-dimensional sculpture allows a fluid glance from the viewer as he or she moves around the space. Titles such as “Paintings are like People” suggest that people are simply outlining boundaries to the discourse of their culture.