Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Elisabeth Howard
Bend, OR


My paintings each capture a moment when I noticed myself feeling intense joy and appreciating the beauty around me. I focus on clouds because their ephemeral nature roots me in time and recalls the satiating power of just one moment of self-reflection and awareness. The unexpected beauty hidden within the mundanity of clouds parallels the transformative experience of being fully immersed in the present. I paint these moments to share my experience and express my gratitude. Possibility and Cradled each provide a realistic depiction of my perspective, sharing the view that prompted my joyous reflection. Intuition and Blue Night more directly convey my emotional experience, leading the viewer into contemplation and wonder.

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