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Nathan Osborn



Pen on paper

21 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.

Level 1, Social Science Dept. Help Desk Area

This piece was on exhibit in the HBLL Atrium Gallery as part of the group student exhibition Art Across Majors, intended to convey the impressive range of artistic talent found in all majors across campus. The exhibition reflected this diversity, showcasing a variety of mediums from painting to computer programming. It was curated by the Art History Student Curatorial Team: Eliana Coy, Grace Kelley, Angelica Kong, Katrina Lee, Brittany Matthews, Nathan Osborn, and Adalie Twede. By highlighting the art created by students across campus, this exhibition illustrated that anyone can be an artist.

“With this piece I was exploring the formal elements of pen by utilizing different textures and patterns while drawing influence from my home in Kansas, known as fly-over country. As such, the geometric grid imposed on the organic form of the face recalls the aerial view of the geometric borders of midwest farms imposed on the hills, rivers, and natural elements that make up the land.”