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Artist Statement and Exhibition Photos

The earliest known examples of animal testing date back to Early Greek physicians like Aristotle and Erasistratus. Since then, animals such as rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs have continuously been utilized for biomedical testing. These animals are selected because they all have biological similarities that mirror certain aspects of humans, […]

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Completed Work #4

These posts were originally meant to be “work in progress” posts, but that quickly fell apart because I started adopting a process where I would complete a series of prints and then immediately start the next series, saving the assembly process for the very end. This worked out great in terms […]

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Completed Work #3

This is the third series of works I created for my final collection, and this is one that I struggled with quite a bit. When I was deciding what cosmetic products I wanted to incorporate into my work I began by looking at what tests are actually run on animals […]

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Completed Work #2 – Amendment

I know I’ve already made a post about my second completed work for my art show, but I wanted to make an additional post because I have made an update to this series. Much like the first completed work I did, I made some objects to go inside the box, […]

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Exhibition Video

I had my exhibition show yesterday for my independent study, which I have been working on all semester. As the semester is drawing to a close I will be posting finished work posts, along with information like my artist statement and materials used during my show. This is one such […]

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Dear Rachel #11

Yesterday was my exhibition, which means that my final semester of college is finally coming to an end, which is weird to say. I spent an entire semester on this independent study, so being able to show it off was really exciting, especially because it was about a cause that […]

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Dear Rachel #10

I have officially finished the screenprinting process for all of my works today. This weekend my plan is to film the video I want to have displayed during my exhibition. I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do for this video apart from the fact that I will be […]

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Completed Work #2

Today marks exactly two weeks until my art exhibition, and at this point, I have only one work left to finish, along with the items to go inside the boxes. I will be posting updates of the third and fourth works once they are assembled next week, but for now, […]

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Dear Rachel #9

After a few setbacks this week I was finally able to get my third work almost completed. I say almost because I blew out the text I was planning on putting on this piece while I was washing it out, but I’ll be in the studio tomorrow to fix that, […]

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Dear Rachel #8

This week I started working through my second work, which will be due this coming Monday. I decided that in order to meet the deadline I had it would be easier to print a bunch of different prints on different colored paper and working with one color scheme for ink […]

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