SAIC 2014 BACHELOR'S OF FINE ARTS EXHIBIT - SPACES WHILE YOU SLEEP

SAIC just celebrated their 150th anniversary and I am proud to be a graduate of such a prestigious and established institution. For the 2014 BFA exhibit, my classmates and I put on the largest graduation group exhibition in the history of our school. The focus for the group space was contextualizing the world that binds together art and design.

"Spaces While You Sleep" is a thesis project created for my senior year at SAIC. It is conceptually focused on dreams vs interpretive reality. This semester long process evolved into a personal exploration. During this time period, I was internally focused on my struggle of artist vs. designer. While exploring an artistic medium/combination of hand illustration, digital manipulation, and dream research, I strived to find a solution in which both the art and design worlds could exist.

I found I was deeply entranced with dreams' spacial patterns, illusionary and metaphorically charged plots, and uncanny setting of dream-like spaces. I connected these focal points by incorporating design into what most would consider a spatially unaligned and incoherent world.

I worked on this project throughout my final year in school while it continued to evolve and grow beyond the gallery space into different mediums throughout my other projects.