• Seeking Truth

      Gibson, Ricki (2012-06-25)
      I seek to reveal truths with my art. Working with photographic portraits I try to show more than just a pretty face; I try to unveil the subjects both to themselves and to the viewer. I want to boil down their essences to the core and convey their true selves. I try to show the duality of the subjects' personalities. One side of that personality is what photographer Nelli Palomaki calls your "mirror face" 1; this is the face you choose to put out into the world and illustrates the way in which you would like to be perceived. I like to juxtapose this image, the "mirror face," with an image of the true self; the self you do not always like to show the world, the one that you only truly reveal when alone.
    • Urban Vines: The Art of the Wine Label

      Frentz, Ashley (2012-07)
      Design can be found anywhere, from the shoes on your feet to the bottle in your hand. In the past few years I have developed a growing interest in the wine industry. From the moment you decide to purchase a bottle of wine you are embarking on a journey. Selecting a bottle of wine is truly a unique experience. In most cases, the task is much more enjoyable now than it was in previous decades. The design of every bottle, cork, label, and package is truly a piece of art, which can make your experience one to remember.
    • You Love until You Don't

      Breitigam, Kari (2012-04-24)
      Desire, longing, and obsession are complex emotions. These feelings can manifest in • many forms including escapism, vicarious living, materialism, and romance. I believe that many of our most deeply ingrained desires develop in childhood and adolescence. The desires of this period often remain with us through adulthood even though we may try to hide them. We hold on to our delusions; we never really grow out of our childish fantasies. These emotions become especially complicated when that which we desire is out of our reach or perhaps doesn't even exist at all. We often have a love-hate relationship with the things we desire. A longing for something that is unattainable can be accompanied by a desire to destroy that thing. My work is an exploration of the ambivalent relationship we often have with objects of desire.