Every day we encounter environments that are ordinary and unassuming. In my artwork I highlight the mundane environments of my own life in order to bring focus to less celebrated interior and exterior spaces. I question the influence of our daily surroundings on our development as individuals and my artwork attempts to capture my meditation on this matter. Undulating forms and intense colors dominate my oil paintings. Psychology and philosophy heavily influence my work and are the framework for my paintings. In my oral presentation I will address my central sources for inspiration, the formal elements of my work, my working process, and the possible direction for my artwork in the future.
Ariana Parry is a senior at Kent State Stark. She is completing a double major in fine arts and psychology. After she graduates, Ariana plans to attend graduate school to pursue an MFA in painting. She enjoys reading, visiting museums, making art, and taking walks in nature when she is not busy with school work