The fine arts department is pleased to present “Vestigial,” an online exhibition of mixed media works featuring seniors Laura Ballard and Sharalee Chwaliszewski. Works in “Vestigial” use water-based media and collage to present a dialogue between and within the artists through reclamation of creative vision and reflection on the impact of aesthetic development.
Drawing upon memory, intuition and experience, the artists explore the demands of motherhood and the freedom of the studio as forces that have shaped their natural creativity. Ballard, finding inspiration in both ancient art and modern materials, expresses in representational and abstract visual imagery the way the inner self communes with, and confronts, the outer environment. Chwaliszewski’s work, largely non-objective, investigates color, texture and form through a fluid process of discovery.