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Ofelia

I can honestly say that the exposure I have to art mostly comes from my parents, who have always encouraged my interest in the arts. My dad has always loved photography, and has never treated it as just a hobby. I remember when he would go outside looking for inspiration, and how personal an experience it seemed, even when I was with him. I always wanted to find my own medium of expression. Both of my parents took me to museums at an early age. My mom did not make art like my dad, but she loved immersing herself in it. She opened up my mind to experience. Now, I can easily go to a museum on my own. My love for writing, however, comes from my passion for reading. I do not know how or when I started reading so much, but I have loved it since I was a little girl. Even now when there is less time for my hobby, hardly anything compares to the happiness of finding a really amazing book.

Ofelia’s Artwork

Just in Case
Ofelia 
YI Writer, Fall 2011
Graphite on paper
My original intention was to abstractly convey what I wanted to happen with my remains (physical and  material)… sort of like a bizarre word association game that would result in a semi-cohesive portrait of my wishes. However, I quickly realized that creating relevant words out of other words wasn’t easy, and that stenciling everything would take forever. I also realized that trying to plan what will happen with your remains is like trying to predict your future. The uncertainties of life make it difficult to decide what exactly should happen, even for something that will definitely happen. Therefore, the only thing I can securely suggest at the moment is that I would like to be cremated, which is coincidently the most cohesive statement in my Ceremonial Text Piece.
Just in Case
Ofelia
YI Writer, Fall 2011
Graphite on paper

My original intention was to abstractly convey what I wanted to happen with my remains (physical and material)… sort of like a bizarre word association game that would result in a semi-cohesive portrait of my wishes. However, I quickly realized that creating relevant words out of other words wasn’t easy, and that stenciling everything would take forever. I also realized that trying to plan what will happen with your remains is like trying to predict your future. The uncertainties of life make it difficult to decide what exactly should happen, even for something that will definitely happen. Therefore, the only thing I can securely suggest at the moment is that I would like to be cremated, which is coincidently the most cohesive statement in my Ceremonial Text Piece.

Ink drawings by YI Writers, on display together during the Fall 2011 Final Exhibition. Please click through for more images from this group exhibition. Photograph by Berry Stein
Ink drawings by YI Writers, on display together during the Fall 2011 Final Exhibition. Please click through for more images from this group exhibition. Photograph by Berry Stein