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Title: And They Opened Up
Author(s): Nickodemus, Timothy
Abstract: "My painting, And They Opened Up, is part of an investigation of my experience with aging and generational difference within a family unit. Through painting, I examine how the relationship between grandparent and grandchild captures two connected parties operating at opposite ends of the spectrum of life. I am particularly interested in how this relationship shapes each person’s understanding of their own vitality and mortality. Yellow plays a significant role in the work as a visual element binding the corporeal to the metaphysical and tying abstraction to representational imagery. As paint, yellow contains fewer options than any other color in the palette, which further reinforces its presence as an illustration of the tenuous relationship between the two points of development that grandchild and grandparent attempt to navigate."
Issue Date: 2010
Type: Image
Description: Entry in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2011-04-14

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