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Caitlin Vajdic '12

...my concentration is in sculpture because I love all possibilities one can achieve in it. The possibilities are numerous with sculpture and I find the whole process freeing.

caitlyn vajdic in smock pouring liquid bronzer over sculptureImagine anxiously waiting beside a kiln waiting for your sculpture to come out. When the piece finally cools you quickly examine it for any flaws. Thankfully the piece meets all your expectations, and you are in complete bliss. My name is Caitlin Vajdic and this process is one of my favorite things to do here in Fine Arts Department at Elizabethtown College.

I am a 2008 graduate from Palmyra Area High School. While in the studio art track at E-town my concentration is in sculpture because I love all possibilities one can achieve in it. The possibilities are numerous with sculpture and I find the whole process freeing.

The pieces that are featured here are from a two piece mold I had made in the Sculpture 2 class. The concept behind these pieces is that people are too hard on themselves. Even though we cannot see any physical harm being done, the emotional and mental abuse can be just as hard on you. The heads have progressed from just beating yourself up, to how the outside world can add stress in various ways, and finally one of hope and a lesson being learned.

The first three pieces that are pictured here include Underneath it All, Holding On, and, Growing all of which are made out of a clay slip cast. The fourth head is titled, Pour it On which is a bronze casting. Bronze casting is a delicate and tedious process I am glad to have had the opportunity to work with. With each of these pieces I have had to opportunity to try a new technique while applying different textures. In the future I plan on continuing my exploration of the head concept and I'm extremely excited to see where it may lead.

Underneath it All

underneath it all sculpture

Holding On

holding on

Growing

growing sculpture

Pour it On

pour it on scultpture

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