Many of you know I got my bachelor’s in theatre. What most of you may not know is that I originally double majored in art and theatre. A series of events, including moving here to Maryland, caused me to drop the double major and pick between art and theatre.
Two dimensional art was not my forte; I preferred 3D art. I made this amazing found-items sculpture of a peacock. I used headphones for the eyes and clothes hangers for the body and those bendy frame pieces that make up an umbrella as the feathers and then attached it to a large chunk of wood. It wobbled and never stood stable. I called it the Party Peacock. Between the wobble, the headphones as wonky eyes, and sad droopy feathers, it looked like a peacock who had one too many crazy nights out at college parties. Unfortunately, the peacock didn’t survive the move to Maryland well and we trashed it.
Recently, I have been working on becoming more engaged with the world around me. I found myself going back to a mental state I had in college (when my mind was constantly creatively challenged): I would begin forming art pieces in my head as a way of self-reflection. This is a piece I began thinking about as I drove home from a rewarding weekend getaway with very dear cousins I have not seen in a long time. Thinking through images and art is another way I can reflect on my feelings. “Why did I see these three pieces in succession like this? Oh! Because I feel like I have begun to open my mind to engaging the world around me.” Is just one example of a revelation I had as I was picturing this new art project.
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