Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2008

Capstone Advisor

Michael Sickler

Honors Reader

Sharon Gold

Capstone Major


Capstone College

Visual and Performing Arts

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Art and Design


My Honors Capstone Project, Painting Our Portraits, is concerned with the history and process of portrait painting. I was interested in the difference in artistic approach between a portrait of the artist and a portrait of someone else. I created a series of paintings and drawings that dealt with this issue and explored the important relationship between the subject and the artist. In some instances the desires of the subject differed from the desires of the artist. In my case, this created interesting dilemmas. I had to answer for myself how important the sitter’s expectations were if they differed from my own and how I could still create a compelling work of art.

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