Our studio is thriving. With one week left for our mentees to finish up work for their exhibition Threshold, there is an intense and focused energy in the air. This deadline push can be a real challenge but it is also very rewarding.
Zoe, pictured above, is finishing up a series of imaginary beings using watercolor. I was especially taken with these dynamic characters because of how naturally they seem to flow from Zoe’s imagination and how much they seem to contrast with her shy demeanor. There is always so much more to each of us than meets the eye.
The amount of content that is hidden within us from others is staggering. A while back I was researching mental imagery and the possibility of recreating it with some kind of EEG signal translator that could hijack electrical signals from the visual cortex and translate them into pixels maps. I spoke with one neurologist at a prestigious university and he said we are no where near this possibility, but that making art and drawing are likely the most effective ways to share mental imagery.
In the mean time, I guess we should just keep dreaming and drawing! Check out our KBMP Threshold exhibition receptions on May 1st at Kent Bellows Studio and May 2nd at Joslyn Art Museum. For more information check our Teens At Joslyn Facebook page.