Department of Art and Art Professions

BFA Project Space

Sawyer Mitchell: Broken Bonds & Forced Connections

September 3- October 10 

The body bears witness to the various abuses and traumas inflicted upon it in the form of bruises, scrapes, cuts, wounds.  As we age, we observe the body's attempts to heal, the inevitably futile mending of our broken pieces, the scars and seams which are a physical reminder of a singular violent act, no matter how large or how small.

In Broken Bonds & Forced Connections, Sawyer Mitchell explores a physical manifestation of emotional or mental trauma, the wounds from which we do not sustain a mark.  Her sculptures act as stand-ins for the body, proxies who's purpose is to show externally a violence that is felt internally.