Event Title

Life Cycles and Order

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

4-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2011 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Brian Frink

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Order and life cycles within nature are the fundamentals of its complexity. The project began by becoming more aware of the intricate designs and patterns that nature constructs. In a way, nature doesn‘t construct the patterns, humans do as a way of seeing nature itself. I enhanced and elaborated that concept by making ornate structures within the already given ‗patterns‘ that nature offers. By doing so it makes them more apparent and more of a focal point. Within these ‗patterns‘ life unfolds through birth, growth, and death creating its own order. The three paintings primarily depict the lifestyles, habits, and survival techniques of ants, worms and spiders. Learning more about them gave an insight into who they are as creatures rather than what is perceived of them. Each canvas started with an underpainting and through added layers developed a life all its own. They can be viewed separately, but together create a story and are much stronger.

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Apr 4th, 9:00 AM Apr 4th, 10:30 AM

Life Cycles and Order

CSU 201

Order and life cycles within nature are the fundamentals of its complexity. The project began by becoming more aware of the intricate designs and patterns that nature constructs. In a way, nature doesn‘t construct the patterns, humans do as a way of seeing nature itself. I enhanced and elaborated that concept by making ornate structures within the already given ‗patterns‘ that nature offers. By doing so it makes them more apparent and more of a focal point. Within these ‗patterns‘ life unfolds through birth, growth, and death creating its own order. The three paintings primarily depict the lifestyles, habits, and survival techniques of ants, worms and spiders. Learning more about them gave an insight into who they are as creatures rather than what is perceived of them. Each canvas started with an underpainting and through added layers developed a life all its own. They can be viewed separately, but together create a story and are much stronger.

Recommended Citation

Thier, Hope. "Life Cycles and Order." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-01/6