Hello! My name is Haley Moen, and I am super excited to contribute to the Smithsonian Studio Arts blog for summer 2016.
My blog posts will focus on the following content:
- The intersection of international relations and art
- Selected Smithsonian studio art workshops from June to August 2016
- Current Smithsonian exhibits
- Local and historical artist biographies
I am a senior at Brown University, where I study International Relations with a focus on security and society. I am also an avid art student. Below are photos of some of my art. Fine details and color fascinate me.
For My Parents
Oil on Canvas, 30x40
Gate in Perspective
Graphite pencil, 19x24
I am interested in the intersection of global relations and art. For example, at Brown I have studied the political and cultural implications of ISIS’s destruction of art museums and cultural monuments in Northern Iraq and Syria. During my recent semester abroad in Ecuador, I conducted a 4-week independent research project on the cultural significance of an indigenous type of pottery that is in danger of extinction due to urbanization and environmental degradation in Ecuador’s Amazonian region. I am also interested in art law, stolen art, and art history as they relate to international politics and world cultures.
As I continue to explore and develop my own art techniques, I become increasingly passionate about the preservation and proliferation of studio arts worldwide.
Here is a link to my online art portfolio.
My iguana friend and me in Guayaquil, Ecuador :)
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy future posts!