Title

Projecting Myself #3

Creator

Chapple, Kelsey

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Year

2010

Work Type

drawing

Material/Technique

Charcoal, soft pastel and acrylic on paper

Dimensions

7 x 3.5 ft.

Filename

http://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/images/_img__24_31702.jpg

Artist Statement

For me, drawing is about transformation. I transform myself in the process of drawing from a compilation of skin, muscle, and bone into a skilled creator, actively shaping and realizing myself. I transform paper, charcoal, and color into volume and form, but ultimately into an expression of my own experience.
Drawing is about discovery. As my line forms an arm or my shading forms a stomach, I am discovering my potential, both in the sense of an artist and an expressive body. These representations of my body encompass opposing aspects of my experience. They are expressions of vulnerability and exposure, but also of empowerment and control. I am discovering how I want to project my own body into the world, and how I want the world to receive it, not just as a genre or a female nude, but as an initiation of human communication.

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Citation

Chapple, Kelsey, “Projecting Myself #3,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 20, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1406.