Student Art Exhibitions
Celebrans Lux et Fides
About the Exhibition:
“Celebrans Lux et Fides” (Celebrating Light and Faith) is a result of a collaboration between the Archives and Art program in the Art, Film and Media Department to incorporate Taylor University’s heritage into the curriculum.
Students from two art courses, Water-Based Media and Relief & Serigraphy, visited the Archives to spend time examining and considering selected materials from the collection. The students then created artwork that was influenced by the archival materials as well as the historic Taylor motto, lux et fides.
Faculty members that were involved in this collaboration include Prof. Laura Stevenson (Art) and Prof. Ashley Chu (Archives).
About the mediums:
In Water Based Media the students worked with Egg Tempera, and they actually made their own paint with egg yolk and pigment. Egg Tempera dates back to Ancient Egypt. The medium was used for the illuminated manuscripts and a popular medium for Early Christian icon paintings. It was a common painting medium in the Medieval and Early renaissance period up to 1500, and some contemporary artists continue working with Egg Tempera today.
Students in the Relief class created a multi-colored relief print. Relief printmaking dates back to the first century. Students created their images on a linoleum block, using tools to carve into areas they wanted to be left on paper. Ink is applied to the image surface that remains raised and then the image is printed onto paper.
Click on the images to view full images and read the statements of the artists.