Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Scott Jost

Degree Award Date

Spring 2009


Art and Design | Interdisciplinary Arts and Media | Painting | Photography


I wrote my honors project proposal at the end of fall semester, January 2009, but I started working on the project months before. After two semesters of studio work, I have learned things that all artists learn; things I was told I would learn in the studio. I learned that creativity is not always fun and that it is not -often - the product of serendipity. There was a time when I thought that inspiration would strike, the muse would speak, and art would be made with little effort on my part, but being an art major has taught me otherwise. I have learned that art is the product of days, months and years of thinking and making. What I have accomplished this semester is a beginning; the beginning of a lifelong creative process, the beginning of my life as an artist.