July 04th, 2015 Writing With LightCoventry High SchoolSpring 2015with Artist-in-Residence Maria Scaglione
Writing With Light
Coventry High School
This exhibit of 20 photographs showcases the work of Coventry High School students from the Spring 2015 art class of teacher Jacqueline Celeste. Working with Artist-in-Residence Maria Scaglione, the students began their projects following the theme of the school’s mascot, the Knotty Oakers. Beginning with drawings on paper of the mascot, they used a penlight in a pitch-black darkened room to redraw and reinterpret them with pure light. The photographs of these light drawings used long exposures and a small lens aperture to capture the action. They became self-portraits as their faces and bodies form part of the complete image. They are printed in a square format, then finished with encaustic wax
This project was sponsored by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.