Students in this semester’s Beginning Sculpture class recently experienced an adjudicated competition of their work, providing them with a taste of the type of juried exhibitions that professional artists regularly subject their works to. Glen Henry, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts, organized the competition for his students. “Emancipation,” a work by Lanetta Davis, Lawton, was selected as the winner. Professor Emeritus Benson Warren served as adjudicator for the competition, evaluating the maquettes (i.e., three-dimensional preliminary models) of their proposed sculptures.
Davis is a sophomore art major. “Emancipation” is an atectonic sculptural work in wood media. The subject matter is two hands reaching toward one another. Her concept addresses emancipation from racism, bigotry, self-doubt, fear of failing, or anything else that enslaves one’s spirit. Davis will now transform the wooden maquette into a welded steel sculpture.
Other students participating in the competition were: Tiera Acree, James Andrade, Timothy Brown, Tiana Buckner, Aaliyah Climes, Sarah Enoch, Le’Shondre Higdon, Zachery Hudson, Alexandra Larson, Ashleigh Morris, Payton Quinn, Timothy Rutledge, Alexander Trevino, Cheryl Wolverton, Lawton; Tyler Blanchfield, Kathryn Carroll and Nikki Reid, Duncan; Stacy Helms, Sterling; Margaret Hoff, Gracemont; Carl Hoover, Elgin; and Adriana Moreno and Antonio Moreno, Mesquite, Texas.
October 28, 2016