Art of the Quarter: Spring 2022

Jonathan Ben Shoshan '22, Curator

Title: Do You See Me Now?

Artist: Ellinor Randsborg

Media: Screenprinting ink on paper 

Description: I made this screenprint as a part of my screenprint series in my visual art class. I used inspiration from several artists like Peter Blake and Andy Warhol to come up with the theme of eyes. I found images of eyes and used photoshop and illustrator to edit and digitize them to create a screenprint. I like to keep the meaning behind the work up for interpretation. 


Title: Human Nature 

Artist: Lux Winter

Media: Acrylic paint 

Description: Global warming and pollution are currently very prominent in our everyday lives. As spring comes and flowers start to grow, these factors will play a role that will change this natural cycle. I wanted to portray this by using juxtaposition – the flowers are growing inside of a trash can and are being compared to trash; something surreal but in a very realistic situation. I put a lot of emphasis on the sun’s heat and size to convey its importance in the positive and negative aspects of this cycle. Additionally, I used the device Dislocation in depicting the flowers as not growing in the natural direction of the sun but in the opposite, which symbolizes a disorder. I also used the device Transformation in changing the clouds into birds to symbolize that there is still hope and beauty in our world.


Title: Not So Fast!

Artist: Leia Immanuel

Media: Ink on Paper 

Description:  Inspired by biblical angels and the complex layers of Shintaro Kago’s illustrations, I focused on conjuring movement and activation in my composition. This piece is a reflection of the current state of rapid change in my life, which is further echoed by the multiple simultaneous elements that blend together. I interchanged human and insect anatomy to create an entity that transcends biological boundaries in order to perplex the audience; this mood is intentional as it parallels the state of confusion and disorientation that I feel during such intense periods of change. The eyeballs symbolize the pressure I face in this current period of my life as I step into college applications and the end of my high school career. I employed cross hatching throughout the majority of the piece to build value, which helped to distinguish different aspects of the composition. I aimed to create balance by maintaining symmetry, which was challenging given the large size of the piece.