Emily Pillard : capstone
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The artist's statement: There are a lot of things in the natural world that children marvel at, yet adults pass by because they have lost their sense of wonder and fascination with the world around them. In today’s society with more and more technology finding its way into our lives, I believe it’s important to be aware of the beauty in the natural world. I make paintings that try to address this loss and attempt to evoke a sense of child-like wonder in the viewer. I focus on color saturation and abstracted forms to try and make the paintings feel as if they are being viewed through a child’s ...