Jessica Cline Presents Works at Symposium

Collection of figure studies and portraits emphasizes capturing the essence of people rather than merely reproducing a likeness.  


Jessica Cline ’12 presented, “Figure Drawings: Seeing the Person Inside” at Randolph College’s Symposium for Artists & Scholars on April 18, 2009.

Cline conducted the research project with her faculty mentor, Jim Muehlemann, associate professor of art, while an undergraduate student at Randolph College.

An abstract of Cline’s project follows...

Figure Drawings: Seeing the Person Inside is a body of work in the art of figure study and portraiture that I created during fall semester, 2008. To me, figure studies and portraits are less about making an exact two-dimensional replica of a person than they are about capturing who a person really is and what s/he is feeling during the creation of the image. My goal is to invoke the essence of the subject him/herself rather than simply to replicate an image in my portraits and figure studies.

The Student Symposium of Artists and Scholars provides Randolph College students from all classes and disciplines the opportunity to present the results of their research, scholarship, and creative work to the entire College community and beyond.

The two-day symposium, modeled after a typical academic conference, features oral presentations of student research, readings of creative work, musical performances, and exhibitions of student artwork. The symposium also includes a poster session, reception and a keynote address from a noteworthy academic speaker.

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