As a part of Sheridan College’s Craft and Design program students are spend their final year of study researching, developing their work and ideas into one final project known as the Capstone Project. Students are expected to document their process, and write a research paper, in addition to recording the filar results of their explorations.
For my project I really wanted to dig deeper into myself to try and figure out why I was so drawn to creating and depicting humans repeatedly from drawing and crossing over into glass sculpture. One thing I did know, and something that had shocked me into almost giving up art was that throughout all the drawing and painting I did I was always trying to depict myself through other people. I have always struggled to communicate with others, and yet those unspoken words needed to be addressed.
In order to answer these questions for myself I researched identity, and body image, and how these two different topics overlap and relate to one another, as well as the historical context of the body and it’s depiction throughout art and history. I looked at other artist who have grappled with the same questions and how they grappled with the topic in their work, to help me reach a conclusion of my own.
On this pages you will find my research, my inspirations, and the work that I made as a result.