Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A New Year, a New Challenge

With last semester finally at a close, I was able to get some rest and take a break with family back home. It was so good to get away from the city and to be able to smell nature again (something other than wet pavement and people!).

Last semester, all of the seniors in the Visual and Critical Studies department (all six of us) worked our little buns off to make our "thesis projects" which would be shown in a gallery in our school. After all of the hours of working in our studios and lots and lots of coffee, I think we are all very proud of the results. The show is entitled Da/Sein. Because of our diverse backgrounds in art, each of us created very unique projects in a variety of mediums, anything from paint to video.

My project in particular
involves my first love of science.
It depicts effects of six elements from the periodic table on the human body: Mercury, Silver, Thallium, Radium, Cesium, and Chlorine. Cetral to all of the pieces is the Virtruvian Man, the perfect example of the melding of the measure of science and the beauty of art.

The show is up until February 7th! Enjoy :)


  1. Wow, Alyse! These are incredible drawnings--so thoughtful and thought-provoking. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Hello Alyse,
    Aunt Gwen from New Zealand. Well done my dear! I'm impressed with the use of elements from the periodic table and their effect on the human body! A fascinating concept. I especially like the one of the hand and Cesium. Very real musculature! Love you,
    Aunt Gwen (for all of us)