In the space of an artist, you don’t realize how mindful you are being of their working craft until you notice the erratic silence broken up by the bits and pieces of them thinking aloud. Central Michigan University senior Cecilia Scotta, had been lost in transition between craft and conversation. Nonchalant to the disarray of paint strokes on her smock and the flyaway strands of dirty blonde that sprouted around the portrait of her face, she proceeded to explain the process behind print making and silk screening.
“It’s a fine art that people don’t really do anymore,” Cecilia said. “But it’s something I’m super addicted to now. I love being here.
Here was the print making lab; a magnet for all things artistic and chaotic that naturally came together. Aside from the creating portion itself, Cecilia enjoyed the supportive ambiance that other art students provided.
“Everyone’s just really nice,” Cecilia said. “We come in our PJ’s and go get food together.”
Cecilia is as an advertising major and art minor. She said she would like to pursue advertising in the creative field, creating the designs for ads.
As one of her class assignment, she was given the task of choosing a social issue and turning it into a print-making project. She made prints as labels for alcohol bottles that expressed the responsibility that comes with drinking, such as consent and driving.
Still attentive to her work, she commented, “It’s still really early; it doesn’t feel like it but we’re (other students) sometimes in here until 5 in the morning.”