When the senior year comes to a close, students start to want to try something big, something new, something the school can’t offer in the core curriculum. Seniors want something to do that is really meaningful to them, and the fact that this option opens up a free period a few days a week doesn’t hurt their desire either.
Senior projects are an outlet for creativity beyond a normal class day and a chance to end the year with a flourish. Jennie Hall is one of many seniors who puts her heart into creating a fantastic way to end their high school career, and it seems that everywhere we go we see the latest showing of creativity and passion.
Jen’s project, “Unique and Incomplete” is, if anything, a study in the nature of humanity, exploring the human psyche by creating art not in the search of beauty or perfection, but of individuality. No person is perfect, and in art, trying to create perfection comes at the cost of realism. Jen opted for a sort of realism, crafting imperfection to reflect the nature of society.
Jennie had her own things to say on the matter, and I figure she deserves to be listened to.
So Jennie, can you explain your idea behind the project?
My idea is to create a project that can be viewed in many different ways, making not only the pieces themselves unique but also the way they are persevered and interpreted.
How would you say you show uniqueness and incompleteness in your artwork?
My work is unique and incomplete not only because I have intentionally left part of some of my pieces undefined but because i see myself as an artist as incomplete as well. I have not yet reached my full potential as an artist therefore everyone of my pieces is unique because as I progress I develop a new set of skills along the way, making each of my pieces unique in how they were made.
What was your favorite medium to use?
My favorite medium to work in was the alabaster because, not only was it a new personal challenge to overcome, but the end result was a beautiful piece with a lot of meaning.