Thursday, August 30, 2007

BFA Senior Art Show
August 11, 2007August 30, 2007

I promised pictures for those of you that were not able to make it to my art show (which comes down after tomorrow) so here they are. I tried to include a little information about each piece, and I copied the artist statement (the paragraphs in italics) from the show so that you won't feel like you missed a thing. And if you did get to see the show - then I'm ever so happy! - and now you get to reminisce.
Enjoy the pictures.
Let me know what you think.
Leave comments.
I'm truly interested.


"This show, created around the Old Testament scripture Isaiah 44:3, deals with the symbolic nature of water and the universal acknowledgment that water denotes life. Initially, I struggled with the idea that all my work might be viewed as religious art until I came to the realization that my art could never be anything other than my deepest desires, interests, and beliefs.

The lyrics from a BYU Men’s Chorus song, “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty,” echoed in my head. I had been repeating these words to myself for nearly two years. “I will pour floods upon the dry ground.” They had inspired me. I knew I would not be able to ignore them for long.

“I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.”

GrowthLifeRevelation…and Blessings are themes that fascinate me and motivate me to create.

I focused first on life; captivated with egg shapes which indicate new life. These shapes evolved, and from these pieces I began to investigate the nourishment of this new life. This is when I began to explore the symbolism that water held for me. I created vessels to hold water, pour water, and catch water. These vessels soon developed into wall pieces and eventually into fountains that would actually carry water.

These wall hangings symbolize, in my mind, a higher power: a loving Father, a devoted Brother, a Comforter…that carry drops of love, lessons, and direction to the young life – seedlings yearning to learn and grow and develop. My hope is, however, that no matter your religious background or beliefs that the basic idea that water brings nourishment and encourages life can be understood. From that point, hopefully you can move towards a more personal insight into the things in your own life that nourish your soul…

A journey which I have started and now propose to you."

'Blessings' / Wall Fountain (7x9 feet)
Ceramic Wall Pieces - Raku
Ceramic Water Bowls - Cone 6 glazes, Glass and Beads
Wood - Stucco - Water pump drip system
-For Sale-

Top view (bowl 1)
Side View (bowl 1)
Top View (bowl 2)
Side View (bowl 2)
Top View (bowl 3)
Side View (bowl 3)

'Water Pot' / Ceramic - Raku

'Water Pot, variation 4' / Ceramic - Raku

'Water Pot, variation 3' / Ceramic - Raku
-For Sale-

'Flora – water bowl, variation 8' and
'Water Pot, variation 5' / Ceramic - Raku
-For Sale-

'Flora – water bowl, variation 2' / Ceramic - Cone 6 glazes

'Flora – water bowl, variation 3' / Ceramic - Cone 6 glazes

'Flora – water bowl, variation 4' / Ceramic - Cone 6 glazes

“For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:” - Isaiah 44:3

Friday, August 17, 2007

I Finally did it!

Here is my brother and I leaving to head to graduation at 7:30 am. Yeah Fun.

This is me walking...whenever I get nervous I always cross my ring and middle fingers over one another which causes my pinky to stick out. I don't know why I do it...and I didn't realize I had been doing it on stage until I got to see the pictures later. I look so silly :)

Here is my bro, Jonathan, and I looking real excited that I now finally have a diploma. It was pretty great!

And it's me again. (Sorry, there are lots of pictures of me.)

I'm still excited!
(and those gowns are really not flattering on anyone)

And here is my friend Matt. He came to watch my graduation and keep my brother company. What a good kid! :)

And my friend, Kendall. Also good.

And my brother, Jonathan...again.
(good too)

This is when I realized how hot those gowns are and so I took it off. Jon looks good in's like peering into the future.

The group.
(Kendall is trying to be short like the rest of us. Oh how tall people envy us :)

My friends.
(p.s. We're standing on a slope to try and make Matt taller and Kendall shorter...sort of worked.)

And now I'm just happy it's all over...

as I skip through the parking lot...swinging my tassel...

and waving goodbye to campus.
How strange to think it's over...
after so long.
This is one of those bitter sweet moments.
So happy...yet so sad.




But mostly happy! :)