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Laurel Sickels: capstone




Sickels, Laurel, artist

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The artist's statement: Throughout my photography practice I have become very interested in focusing on composition creation. I came into college unsure of if I wanted to go down the path of creativity and art or analytics and math. I chose art, but the analytical side of me very strongly shines through within my creations. Many of my early works focus on geometric forms found in society: small fragments of buildings or interestingly formed landscapes. Later in my practice, I found an interest in product photography and set design. I love having control over exactly what I am photographing and how it would be placed within the image. The ability to find objects and balance them against each other using color, form, and shape is very structurally pleasing to me. I am able to adapt those same sensibilities into more abstract photography where I create images that have the same focus on composition but with a heavier focus on a greater meaning to myself.


2021 Spring.
Colorado State University Art and Art History Department capstone project.
Capstone contains the artist's statement, a list of works, and images of works.

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