January 21, 2022
This piece was submitted by Jaimie Potter (‘22).
In regards to her work, she writes, “Over the summer my friend took us to Cabo for her birthday and one of the days we went sailing. Since we had so much fun, I wanted to take this memory and create a drawing. I decided to use a map of Mexico to draw the boat. In order to create movement in the piece, I made the rear end of the boat fade off with spaced out stippling and horizontal lines. On the bottom of the map I did an abstract wave pattern to create movement in the water. These lines are fun and free moving in order to represent my feeling towards the piece. Upon closer inspection, you can see that the line pattern is based on the existing lines in the map. I was inspired by Ed Fairburn, an artist who plays with the thickness of lines and a concentric pattern. My expressive intent was to capture one of my favorite memories using a map of where it occurred. I feel like I learned more about creating value using a pen, especially since it doesn’t erase.”