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Each year the Dean of Fine Arts commissions the graduating Printmaking majors to devise a print for commencement. The print selected is editioned to be given to each graduating student of the Fine Arts School on the Storrs campus. The student who fabricated the image receives a stipend of five hundred dollars, along with the honor of making a speech on behalf of the content of their art at the commencement ceremony. I am the student selected for the class of 2011.
This print lent itself as an opportunity to create an image that represents my undergraduate career. I desired to construct a memento within context to the entirety of the Fine Arts Department.
Borrowing inspiration from my own work, I manipulated digital imagery as a symbol for the days in session. The transparent dotted lines signify the time spent on the Storrs Campus, accompanied by my block abroad in Florence. Senior year owns prominence as the focal point of both print and education. The segments of navy symbolize the fall and spring semesters as graduation is more saturated to show importance of ceremony. Shifting the print to landscape allows the map of campus to be recognized. The graphic acts as a ground in support of the representative time.
Conclusively, my intention was to abstract a documentation of commencement that is relatable to each member of the class of 2011.