Name of Exhibition

Heartfelt Notions

Author/Artist Name

Savannah YoungFollow

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Academic Level at Time of Creation

Senior

Date of Creation

Spring 3-28-2017

Document Type

Book

Artist Statement

I'm interested in bringing the narrative of life into my work as well as paying tribute to the complex beauty of the world around us. I often focus on one subject in depth to give emphasis to their story in particular, whether it be a place or a living thing. I want my audience to read into the details of my drawings as they would a novel; finding the bits of information that I include to inform the viewer of both creature and environment. I think of it as instigating a dialogue between people and the things that live alongside them.

I typically choose subject matter that pertains to nature; whether it be organic decay, animals, insects, or plant life. Location and territory are categories by which animals are identified by, they each have their place and role in the niche they call home. This quality is what makes them so useful as metaphors for our own place in life. We are tied to our environments; they become part of our identities. This is why I neglect to draw the eyes of my animals, so that they become vehicles for individual interpretation as opposed to specific creatures.

Advisor/Mentor

Dale Leys

Description

This is the culmination of my BA senior show, consisting of ink drawings made within the advanced drawing courses.

Photo Credit

Ty Elrod, 2017

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Notations3.jpg (1621 kB)
Pick Me Clean, ink on bristol

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Full Circle, ink on bristol

ProPrac.jpg (432 kB)
Spatial Language, ink and watercolor on bristol

ProPrac2.jpg (169 kB)
Breathe, ink on bristol

ProPrac3.jpg (478 kB)
Listen, ink on bristol

ProPrac6.jpg (2672 kB)
Fragment, ink on bristol

ProPrac9.jpg (5420 kB)
Black Bear, ink on bristol

ProPrac17.jpg (210 kB)
Rose, ink on bristol

IMG_0107.jpg (527 kB)
Simple Pleasures, ink on bristol

IMG_0136.jpg (545 kB)
Companion #1, ink and watercolor on bristol

IMG_0142.jpg (521 kB)
Companion #2, ink and watercolor on bristol

IMG_0143.jpg (571 kB)
I Would Have Given You the Moon, ink and watercolor on bristol

IMG_0150.jpg (685 kB)
Every Atom of your Flesh, ink and watercolor on bristol

IMG_0154.jpg (655 kB)
Pretty Pest, ink and watercolor on bristol

Heartfelt Notions

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