After eight months of preparation and high anticipation, the moment of truth has finally come. She is ready to reveal herself. I present to you, the first and only issue of Art Heaux, a compilation of character study, confusion, emotion, varying shades of pink, and a lot of pictures of myself. There have been approximately 521 different iterations of these visuals since its inception in September 2019 and this is the cream of the crop because of its showcase of the past turning into the present. I simultaneously loved and hated the process of creating this bundle of words and pictures. It takes strength as an artist to be vulnerable enough to turn the camera on yourself as the subject and I believe every artist should try it at least once. This compilation includes pieces from my own personal journal, things that shaped my life, parallels of the past and present, photo shoots featuring the pink crushed velvet comforter on my bed, and some of the thoughts that are constantly swirling around in my brain. This publication was created as the senior thesis for Ryann Funk for the University of Washington School of Art Honors Exhibition with the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in June 2020.
Art Heaux: a Senior Thesis
A one-off publication senior thesis project by Ryann Funk. [JUNE 2020]