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 post. When I first started

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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 I’m very passionate about. However,

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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 doing people’s makeup. I have

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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, I am just trying to

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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, which means that by the

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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 as opposed to trying to

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Completed Work #1

After a very successful meeting with a visiting artist, I went back to create some changes in order to create my final series of the lipstick tubes. The biggest change I made was in regards to the text on the actual box. The text on the original series of prints I created was taken directly from

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Dear Rachel #7

This week we finally set a date for my exhibition for April 25th, which means we’re looking at four weeks to finish four new projects. Before spring break the week before last I was able to finish my first project for the lipstick box, so now I have a really good understanding of how to

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Child-Friendly Villages

The last bit of research I did into the cosmetics industry was in regards to companies’ involvement in the perpetuation of child slavery in order to mine mica for eyeshadow products. During this research, I uncovered that major industry leaders, such as L’oreal and Estée Lauder, are involved in an initiative called “Child-friendly villages” to

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Dear Rachel #6

It felt good to get into the studio this week and really get my priorities into check. The previous week was rough because I physically could not do much besides lay in bed, and even though I knew this was beneficial for recovery, I couldn’t get my mind off of how much I had left

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