Intro by Stephen Ku
The talent of Greeley’s art department is at once distinct and indistinct. It, by its very nature, is one of the many examples of the students and their successes as being part of the school. Students who have matriculated in this department make it a goal of theirs to refine their work to a stage where it is representative of their commitment. What results is a slew of creative works [here we highlight Greeley Seniors] that have the capacity to confound and inspire other students to imagine and develop their own work.
At times it may seem as though there is an aim to score higher than others with one’s assignments; however, this presupposition is, essentially, irrelevant because it is counter-productive to think of drawings as one would a test or evaluation. The only direct correlation between the two is that they require one to place lines, whether it be with pen or ink, on a page. It is with this mind set of individuation that seems to perpetuate the growth of individual work. Work that addresses subject matter ranging from absurdist humor to dynamic compositions of hands and feet to self-consciousness to childhood tales with a plot twist. In just the same way that we strive to develop our proficiency in conventional academics, there is a similar effort in the art department.
I, myself, have only recently endeavored to advance myself in this area having begun in a physical three-dimensional plane and now finding myself spending more time in a physically two-dimensional plane that has the capacity to express three dimensions.