SAIC GRADUATE EXHIBITION
HAVE A NICE NIGHT, SORRY IF THIS IS WEIRD.
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of Chicago’s treasures. Being admitted in their graduate program was a huge stride for me in the creative industry. I reached the end of my masters program and was challenged with finding a central focus in my 2 years of work. My main thesis question boiled down to: "Audible vs. Visible Language". At the end of my graduate program I had to visually exhibit that thought process.
Problem: How do you create something interesting and accessible out of a dense thesis?
Solution: Reconnect with my first true love: science. After amassing hundreds (thousands?) of written conversations throughout my graduate career, I noticed the living quality of these artifacts. These written conversations were, at one time, active and "alive," and for whatever reason, I had felt compelled to collect and preserve them. They were a testament to the strength and longevity of visual language. Inspired by entomology and taxonomy I began to group my specimens; My final categorizations included bug display boxes, an evolutionary tree, apothecary jars, and a fossil display case.