Name of Exhibition

Dawson

Author/Artist Name

Murray State University

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Academic Level at Time of Creation

Senior

Date of Creation

Fall 10-27-2017

Artist Statement

Tianna Nawrocki

Artist Statement

My work emphasizes a lack of presence through empty spaces and discarded objects. This emptiness combined with the use of domestic imagery implies a lost or forgotten narrative. The content of my work deals with thoughts on mortality, the passage of time, and the strength to overcome obstacles. In addition, my work focuses on nostalgia and sentiment, remembered by ordinary objects and structures. I am inspired by Albrecht Dürer and Beatrix Potter for their use of line, attention to detail, and their realistic art style.

Etching and ink on paper are my chosen mediums because they give my work a soft rendering quality. I am able to procure rich values and strong lines that resonate a sense of foreboding. The spaces I create have a dream-like quality which makes my pieces eerie and uncanny. I purposefully limit color in my work to represent a time that is quiet, serene, and in the past. My scale, use of line, and value emphasize a quiet and serene atmosphere.

Advisor/Mentor

Nicole Hand; Jim Bryant; Dale Leys; T. Mike Martin

Description

I made a body of work that consisted of graphite drawings, ink drawings, etchings, and silkscreens. I had fifteen pieces in my show all matted and placed in 16" x 20" black, wooden frames. This is a list of works exhibited:

House Series(1)- Graphite on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017

House Series (2)- Graphite on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017

House Series (3)- Graphite on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017

Object Series (1)- Etching, 9" x 12", 2017

Object Series (2)- Etching, 11" x 14", 2017

Object Series (3)- Etching, 9" x 12", 2017

Structure Series (1)- Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017

Structure Series (2)- Ink on Paper, 9" x 12", 2017

Furniture Series (1)- Etching, 9" x 12", 2017

Furniture Series (2)- Etching, 9" x 12", 2017

Burden- Etching, 4" x 6", 2017

Stairs- Etching, 8" x 11", 2017

Wall Series (1)- Silkscreen, 12" x 18", 2017

Wall Series (2)- Silkscreen, 12" x 18", 2017

Wall Series (3)- Silkscreen, 12" x 18", 2017

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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