Introduction to Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking

Drawings During Virtual Poly Quarantine

The work created by this group of students began as a concept before the pandemic sent us all into quarantine. We chose to consider how art can communicate ideas, dreams, fears, desires and concerns that we have as individuals and as a human community. We looked for inspiration in both contemporary and historically relevant artwork including the new work, Wooden Boat People, by Kent Monkman that we saw during our visit to the Metropolitan Museum ten days before we went into quarantine. We had studied drawing hands and carved hand gestures as part of human expression in the making of paintings that were ultimately put on permanent hold. We also explored how surrealism, abstraction and narrative, self-reflective art could inform a personal, creative journey with only pencil, paper and smudge tools.