Jennifer Blomgren '16
My senior thesis project presents what I feel like is a culmination of what I have discovered about the way I prefer to work. The final installation consists of 24, 8-inch by 8-inch, square canvas panels each containing something different on the surface. The surfaces of all these panels show my exploration with color, lines, shapes and composition. By creating a large series consisting of smaller paintings, which all contain something different, I am able to communicate my interest for the formal elements in art. It can be concluded that many of my paintings consist of different patterns. For each square I have chosen color combinations and a pattern or design to include. I see my process of painting consisting of experimentation and exploration. I usually start working without an exact idea about what my finished piece may look like or result in, giving me the feeling of potential and unexpected findings. As I put down each new layer of paint, it leads to where I go next. The final question is, are all these paintings completely finished or could more layers be added to make them more and more interesting. This process can be endless with painting, there are so many possibilities that one could come across and work with. To gain understanding about the way I work, I find myself drawing on aspects from Abstract art, the Pattern and Decoration art movement and the artist Ken Kewley.