New Self, Observed Submission
Chelsea MillerWestern Carolina University, Cullowhee, NCI’m A MessAugust 2011Acrylic on Canvas30” x 24” x 2”
Here’s how it is, I’m an Art Education major just starting my second year of college…but I never thought I’d ever be in the position of any form of art major. While growing up in Homestead, Florida I was the kid that liked drawing, but had a friend that was way better than me. When I moved to North Carolina after 6th grade, I was basically in that same position, though I took a couple of art classes in middle school. When I got to high school, I had no intentions whatsoever to take any art classes ever. But when I needed to pick an elective for my sophomore year, I decided I’d try one…and by the end of my senior year I’d taken every art class they had to offer, discovered my personal style, and had made up my mind on a major which, as previously stated, is Art Education. So, my personal style…is distortions. I, as an individual, spend a lot of my spare time in the dining hall of my school. Not just because I know a portion of the people who work there, though that is a plus; I really enjoy people watching. I love looking at people and their personal features, how they differ from others, and what about them doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of them. I find their flaws and exploit them or I find their best features and mess them up. I create distortions so people can find the beauty in something they’d normally overlook.

New Self, Observed Submission

Chelsea Miller
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
I’m A Mess
August 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
30” x 24” x 2”

Here’s how it is, I’m an Art Education major just starting my second year of college…but I never thought I’d ever be in the position of any form of art major. While growing up in Homestead, Florida I was the kid that liked drawing, but had a friend that was way better than me. When I moved to North Carolina after 6th grade, I was basically in that same position, though I took a couple of art classes in middle school. When I got to high school, I had no intentions whatsoever to take any art classes ever. But when I needed to pick an elective for my sophomore year, I decided I’d try one…and by the end of my senior year I’d taken every art class they had to offer, discovered my personal style, and had made up my mind on a major which, as previously stated, is Art Education. So, my personal style…is distortions. I, as an individual, spend a lot of my spare time in the dining hall of my school. Not just because I know a portion of the people who work there, though that is a plus; I really enjoy people watching. I love looking at people and their personal features, how they differ from others, and what about them doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of them. I find their flaws and exploit them or I find their best features and mess them up. I create distortions so people can find the beauty in something they’d normally overlook.