Kiera Stasny - FALL 2013
Line drawing is a form of meditation where thought is unbridled. The hands guide the work while the mind is free to swim in the patterns and designs forming. Each individual square takes hours to complete, allowing the mind to completely disconnect. The lines converge to create soft textures within these completed works invoking a sense of serenity with the juxtaposing image of a girl laughing and the subdued reddish tone. These pieces were completed during a tumultuous time when I began to comprehend and appreciate the meditative powers of line drawings. I am a senior art major and anthropology minor at UCSC. I work in the mediums of illustration, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.
Emily Binder - FALL 2013
My work portrays the strength that can be found in solitude and specifically in female independence. Although our society has come a long way in making it possible for women to work and live without being supported by men, there are still underlying issues of dependency that many face today. Combined with patterns that represent the mix of chaos and organization in our modern world, these figures symbolize the notion that all people, men and women alike, still hold the capacity to live in confidence with their own actions.