January 21, 2022
This piece was submitted by Alexandra Pramberger (‘22).
In regards to her work she says, “The expressive intent of this piece focuses on my grandma and our memories together. Alzheimer’s runs in my family and I noticed that my grandma was researching how to prevent its onset. In the case that she develops this terrible disease that took her sister’s life, I wanted to provide a gallery of my favorite memories with her via my senior portfolio. Inspired by the pop art movement, my grandmother is depicted with a pattern of fireworks surrounding her. Fireworks are one of her favorite things in the whole world and I chose to include them in the composition because just like the fireworks, she is a pop of color in everyone’s life! Not only has my grandma shared with me her passions, but she has also taught me how to be a good person. My grandma is the type of person that can be riding the elevator with a stranger and walk out with an invitation to her 4th book club. The gallery I am creating is my way of thanking her for all she has taught me. I thank her because she is the reason I can become friends with anyone and has shown me how to form genuine relationships with people. The symbolism throughout the piece serves as a constant reminder of the lessons she has taught me and the times we have spent together.”