Rebecca Arango:

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Rebecca Arango
Media Arts & Sciences major
 
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Blossoms of Nostalgia
ink, gouache paint
 
grid of 10 small prints/paintings with blue/white/green gradient backgrounds and various surreal flower scenes
 
 In my artwork, I am drawn to the details of life often thought to be ignored by the eye of the viewer, but perhaps are inadvertently consumed. I believe these objects that we unintentionally consume, but do consume more than other objects, reveal  our personal explorations of value, truth, and meaning. Flowers have always been one of these details of life that I pay attention to, even without meaning to. This project is an exploration of what flowers reveal about my own personal exploration, specifically speaking to the feeling of nostalgia. After being home for many months, I have done deep reflection on what conjures my own feelings of nostalgia, why, and how they are integral to the person I am now. It is a reflection on a childhood for which I am still nostalgic, an especially challenging feeling as I transition into adulthood. My ultimate intention throughout this project is to capture a feeling from its original context, and I hope that if others see my work, they can relate to that internalized processing of emotion. 
 
line of small paintings viewed from a side angle, closest painting has green/white/blue gradient background with waterfall and pink petals in front
 
 
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