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.