Delta College

Alli Benkert
Untitled

Alli Benkert, "Untitled", Oil on canvas, 24" x 18", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Alli Benkert, “Untitled”, Oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement 
As an artist, I am still struggling to find what I want my work to say. This piece is one of the first successful experiments in working towards the direction I want my art to take. I have always been interested in portraiture, but I also love the medium of paint itself. In my work I like to play with mixing color and creating textures, often making accidents that occur in the process of painting an integral part of the final piece. This portrait is significant to me because it was modeled off of the personality and figure of one of my oldest friends.
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Tim Comtois
Entropy of the American Dream

Tim Comtois, "Entropy of the American Dream", 34" x 26", 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Tim Comtois, “Entropy of the American Dream”, 34″ x 26″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
The inspiration for much of my art stems from my twenty years as a factory worker. This piece illustrates the idea that, with a loss of identity, and a life that degrades into a mere existence, it is not the employer who pays for overtime, but the worker.
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Jessica Harvey
Self-Portrait

Jessica Harvey, "Self-Portrait", Earthenware, 24" x 15" x 10", 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Jessica Harvey, “Self-Portrait”, Earthenware, 24″ x 15″ x 10″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
This bust is a ceramic self-portrait sculpture created with clay and acrylic paint. The body of the bust is made with layers of clay coils, and the mold was formed by pouring liquid plaster onto my face and allowing it to harden. The project was to create an image of how one may view oneself. The painting was achieved by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints. The contrast of warm and cool colors represents the spectrum of
emotions within oneself.
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Nick D. Peruski
The Return

Rick D. Peruski, "The Return", Digital Media, 35" x 52.5", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Nick D. Peruski, “The Return”, Digital Media, 35″ x 52.5″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
This piece is intended to portray a narrative of two beings, each after their earthly passings, returning the music in the sky they once created through a single,
imaginative, yet very real touch.
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Megan Drake
Elegance for the Iron

Megan Drake, "Elegance for the Iron", Copic Marker, Felt Marker, Paint pen, scanned and edited in Photoshop, 20" x 16", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Megan Drake, “Elegance for the Iron”, Copic Marker, Felt Marker, Paint pen, scanned and edited in Photoshop, 20″ x 16″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
Typography of a quote found in the movie “The Man In The Iron Mask”, letter design heavily influenced by the typeface used for the band Panic! at the Disco, as well as several vintage types I enjoyed.
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