Making Transience Tangible “Art is my means of processing the world. I don’t seem to fully understand the importance of whatever surrounds me unless I take the time to visually articulate what I see, meld it with what I think, and then fully marry these dual modes of perception. Only then do I fully understand what I am looking at, and furthermore, why. Through art I learn about the intricacies within a piece of coral, the countless differences in two nearly identical Black-Eyed Susans, or the soft color of a guitar chord in the intro to a newly discovered song. Mere details it seems, but the goal for me is to learn about what I find interesting in a fully experiential way—by doing. Through art I discover what I feel inside, but would never have said aloud. Instead, my hand daydreams realizations on the page, and I notice thoughts and ideas—once so transient in my head, made tangible when captured on paper or canvas. Art is about developing my perception of the world by making the invisible visible, the unknown known, and what is transient tangible. It is my way of finding meaning.”
Biography: Jamie Worrall Jamie Worrall is a 22-year-old artist born in Freeport, Maine and raised in Gloucester and Kingston, Massachusetts. For the past four years, however, she has called Saratoga Springs her home. After experimenting in different areas of artistry at Skidmore College and abroad, she has come out with a passion for painting. Having primarily worked with oils, she also has interests in textiles, etching, and in different aspects of the theatre such as scenic painting and costume construction. As part of the recently graduated class of 2008, she has joined the herd undergrad grads who chafe at the thought of getting a "real" job, especially as her passion continues to grow. However, a chance to use her recently acquired skills in a completely new context, both unstructured and foreign, will lead her to Ecuador in the fall where she will paint and live while teaching English for a year. Or so. Surely this experience will shine a light down her future path, and upon return, she plans to attend graduate school in a currently unknown field.
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