Emily Dykstra '16
All of my past experience, projects for classes, professional work or artwork for those around me has brought me to this thesis show. After representing so many other people through my art, I wanted my senior show to focus on who I am and what I represent. I am layers deep and if you want to know me, you can’t just read the surface. You need to look through to each of the layers to determine what drives me, what defines me. I strive to not just see what is that I can do from my experiences, but to find the possibility of what my art could be. I am interested in how an artist interacts with materials through creating their artwork; what defines art today and how I can stretch that definition by captivating people to experience the increasing complexity of layers in my work.