Kirkwood Community College

Amber Hinrichsen
Drinking Organs

Amber Hinrichsen, "Drinking Organs", Glass, 2" x 2" x 6", 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Amber Hinrichsen, “Drinking Organs”, Glass, 2″ x 2″ x 6″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
The human body is incredible. As an artist using glass I can reiterate how fragile our bodies really are. Glass can be easily formed in the right conditions; however if time and heat don’t match it could shatter. I enjoy the danger in working with molten glass and the pieces representing something out of the ordinary like organs and fetuses.
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Brix Young
Untitled

Brix Young, "Untitled", Photography, color inkjet print, 20" x 16", 2016, image courtesy of the artist

Brix Young, “Untitled”, Photography, color inkjet print, 20″ x 16″, 2016, image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
When I discovered the farmstead, it was evident there were elements of order in the chaos. As the person behind the camera, it was simply a matter of recording the existing designs. One will notice how the subject is centered. The barn, snow, sky and car are on horizontal lines of thirds and fifths, stacked vertically upon one another.
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Gordon Bowen
Raku Vase #37

Gordon Bowen, "Raku Vase #37", Ceramic, 8.5" x 8.5" x 7", 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Gordon Bowen, “Raku Vase #37″, Ceramic, 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 7”, 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
I am interested in raku firing because because there are so many variables that you never know how something will turn out until it is done. I use taping patterns to contrast the randomness of the firing process with geometric design and the dark exposed
clay body with the glaze.
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James Zieser
Bubblegum

James Zieser, "Bubblegum", Digital media, 16" x 20", 2016; image courtesy of the artist

James Zieser, “Bubblegum”, Digital media, 16″ x 20″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
My thought process behind my work here was to initially create a highly-geometric, almost visually-fluid image. However, halfway into creation, I decided to implement a variety of texture and blending modes. The final product ended up being far better than anticipated.
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Maria Moore
Still Life With Apples

Maria Moore, "Still Life With Apples", oil on canvas, 20" x 16", 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Maria Moore, “Still Life With Apples”, oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
When I do a Still Life painting, the challenge for me is to be able to take everyday objects and give them a sense of beauty. Fruit is a great way to show that even an apple or a pear has its own beauty.
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