The Library received 91 submissions for this year’s contest. Students were asked to respond to any work of art in the Library’s internationally recognized collection. The responses were varied and included poems, essays, digital art, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and musical compositions.
For the undergraduate submissions there was a split decision, with the award going to Theresa Dietrich and Dan Asselin, both of whom wrote poems that interpreted paintings. Dietrich’s Expressions and Phrases was written in response to Lennart Anderson’s President Vernon Lattin and Asselin’s poem, Two Windows, was an interpretation of Harold Baumbach’s painting Aspen. The graduate winner was Roderic Williams, who wrote a musical response to Shahzia Sikander’s Embark-Disembark I-VI.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, and congratulations to this year’s winners and those who received honorable mention.
This year’s winners are:
|Dan Asselin, Undergraduate||Harold Baumbach|
|Theresa Dietrich, Undergraduate||Lennart Anderson|
President Vernon Lattin
Expressions and Phrases
|Roderic Williams, Graduate||Shahzia Sikander|
|Adele Lonas||Marc Mellon|
|Christina Squitieri||John Walker|
Clammer’s Marks, North Branch
|Joseph Pacilio||Jim Lee|
|Keamisha Johnson||Chakaia Booker|
|Laurence Moulin||Doug Schwab|
|Moira Tuohy||William Kentridge|
|Yun Wei||Sarah Sze|