Sending Out

Margaret and I aren’t the only ones in the household who have sent out applications this year. Pippa would like to try studying at an arts school for her remaining pre-college years, and we’ve been collating essays and portfolio items for the past few weeks as we worked up the first of her packages, and she’ll go with Margaret to tour and interview this coming weekend.
 
The portfolio we compiled excites me — and it still doesn’t encompass her general sense of design and expression, made manifest in her daily conversation and her way in the world. We know all too well that “applying” entails tremendous contingencies, but I dare say that any school that doesn’t avail itself of the chance to bring Pippa aboard is poorer for that decision.
 
Here are some of the items from her portfolio:
 

Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Acrylic on canvas, 24″ × 30″

 
 

Rapid Eye Movement
Rapid Eye Movement
Pen and ink and watercolor, 10″ × 13″

 
 

After the War
After The War
Pencil on Wallpaper, 10″ × 17.5″

 
 

The Pause
The Pause
Digital Photo

 
 

Back To Basics
Back to Basics
Digital Photo

 
 

Self-Portrait With Moustache
Self-Portrait With Moustache
Collage with Acrylic, 36″ × 48″

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