BA Show

As part of my graduation, I was in the Bachelor of Arts-Studio Art show. I wanted to share a few images from the show. I cannot believe graduation is so soon!

Ceramic piece: Facing My Back

This piece addresses the scars on my back that are from the extensive tumor removals and resections. The scars represent all of the healing and trauma that has gone on within my body-emotionally, physically, psychologically and spiritually-since being diagnosed for the first of three times.

Painting Title: Inside Grief
Acrylic on Wood

This piece is representative of the feelings that emerge sometimes about having had cancer three times and all that it entails. Usually, I am very positive but this shows the other side.

Sculpture piece: Tumor
Wire, fabric and LED lights

Hanging sculpture piece: To Mix, To Suspend, To Simplify

Clear Thread, Hot Glue and Fabric

Painting Title: Hope
Acrylic on Canvas

Dragonflies are my personal symbol of hope.

Today, I am grateful for coming this far, family, friends, new opportunities and much more!



Mary S. said...

What a great night! You are so in your element. :-) Beautiful.

Thuy said...

Rachel, wow. I cannot believe it's been a couple years already since I first met you in our advising session. I am so proud of you and your work! Congratulations on graduating this weekend! I will be there working. :)

Henrike said...

Those are fantastic pieces of art and even more powerful because they are so personal! Love the dragonflies!
Congratulations on graduating and all the best for grad school (how exciting!!!)


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