The Fine Arts Department is pleased to present “Memento Mori,” a thesis exhibition by graduating painting major Carol Dinsmoore. “Memento Mori” is on view December 10 through December 15th, 2018 in Goodwyn Gallery.
As Carol explains in her artist statement, these free-flowing painterly works are “created by pouring concentrated liquid watercolors. Through this process, I allow the colors to flow and form freely with minimal manipulation.” These paintings are inspired by her job “in diagnostic imaging … as it sparked my desire to use organic principles in the free-flowing watercolors. The processes that I use help me accept and release the feelings that I experience at work when my patients receive sad news. … Life is something we often take for granted. Memento mori, a Latin phrase meaning ‘remember you must die,’ is a reflection on mortality. Likewise, this exhibit hopes to remind visitors that life is fleeting and, in doing so, seeks to inspire them to really live.”