VIVID Senior Thesis Artist Talk
Level of Education of Students Involved
Arts and Sciences
Communications and Visual Arts
According to Healthline, intrusive thoughts are explained as “unexpected images or thoughts that seem to pop into your head”. My series of three acrylic paintings titled VIVID, serve to encapsulate the words and images that manifest in and out of my consciousness. In the form of controlled chaos, words from my thoughts will be echoed across a painted page along with spontaneous images that push themselves to the forefront of my mind. My thoughts are often much like fast fashion, picking up trends and dropping them when another trend captures my attention, and this series will follow suit. The VIVID series will consist of self-portraits as well as a collection of objects both painted and adhered to the surface of the paper. These paintings are constructed to convey the spontaneity of the thoughts and ideas that flow through me. This series of paintings are intimate, providing secret parts of my life, and most importantly an homage to neurodiversity
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