Scale Project

For this project, we had to choose an object and recreate it to scale, either 10 times larger or smaller than the original. I chose a chess piece, the queen to be exact. When planning the chess piece, I decided to make it ten times larger, referencing official gaming qualifications for size. I had never…

Cottey College Juried Student Exhibition 2017

Every year Cottey College holds a Juried Student Exhibition. Twenty-six students submitted over 80 artworks for the exhibition, and 15 awards were granted. Last year I was awarded two Juror’s awards (visit Cottey College Juried Student Exhibition 2016 to see my work from last year). This year I was awarded a Juror’s award for my…

Lamp Project

Assignment: In the worksheet, I mentioned that this project had potential salability.  As an artist or a designer, you will need to learn to market your work. Use the three paragraphs in this writing assignment as your sales pitch. Pretend that you’re presenting this project to a company that may be interested in mass-marketing your design. Explain…

Playing Card Dress

For this project, we were given ten decks of playing cards (donated by a casino) and were instructed to make a wearable object of only playing cards and staples. I worked tirelessly over the three weeks we had to complete this project, racking up 27 studio hours. In the end I came up with three…

Paper Sculptures

  When working with the paper, I was would always stray back to cutting long, thin lines which I would then curl and twirl before tucking the strand back into the base. Each time, this created some form of a seemingly chaotic mess. The first and third pieces are nearly impossible to replicate because they…

Cottey College Juried Student Exhibition 2016

Every year Cottey College holds a Juried Student Exhibition. This year, twenty-six students were featured in the exhibition judged by Sarah Williams (painting and drawing professor at Missouri State). These were the winners. Grand Prize: Shelby Weitz, First Color Painting, Oil Painting Best of Show, 3D Category: Sarah Gravis, Playful, Sculpture Best of show, 2D…

Final Photography Project

FRESH This is the final project of my photography class. The assignment was to create a portfolio containing six images with a common theme that reflected us as a photographer. The theme I chose was ‘Fresh’ which focused on fruits and vegetables. I wanted to shoot something organic, something with raw colors and textures. In…

Motion Assignment

Depression and Anxiety SS: 1/6, Ap: 25, ISO: 100 SS: 1″, Ap: 29, ISO: 100 SS: 0″6, Ap: 29, ISO: 100 SS: 0″6, Ap: 29, ISO: 100 I chose to show depression and anxiety through my photographs. The first image, the one with the umbrella, shows the model and how she goes through life on…

Seven Deadly Sins Project

For this project, I chose to focus on the sin ‘sloth’. I feel that the sin, sloth, still applies today. I chose to represent sloth differently than the traditional way—while I did tie historical and cultural interpretations of the sin to my concept, I made sure to showcase a contemporary issue. The contemporary issue I…

People of Cottey Project

Kalina SS: 1/30, Ap: f/5, ISO: 1600 “I’m studying International Relations at Cottey College because it is an interdisciplinary field of study so it combines a lot of my different interests. After Cottey I want to go into the Peace Corp and then after that I either want to work for the Federal Government or…

Lighting Pattern Project

For this project, we took portraits of people based on four different lighting patterns—Split Lighting, Loop Lighting, Rembrandt Lighting, and Butterfly Lighting. These were my final four images. SPLIT LIGHTING SS: 1/200, Ap: f/4, ISO: 100 LOOP LIGHTING SS: 1/25, Ap: f/8, ISO: 1600 REMBRANDT LIGHTING SS: 1/125, Ap: f/4, ISO: 1600 BUTTERFLY LIGHTING SS:…

Master Studies

These drawings are in order of when I completed them in class. Each drawing is based on another artist’s work.