The mad artists in the faculty show brought their paintings to life and set forth to inspire PCC students.

The faculty in the visual arts department are exhibiting their work in the Boone Family Gallery until September 11 and they draw inspiration from daily life and life itself. Artist and PCC professor David Dimichele displayed his piece he described as an “abstract painting that captures some of the essence of the mulberry tree.”

Dimichele is interested in doing artwork based on another art work, and “Untitled” is inspired by a Vincent Van Gogh piece.

“It was an abstract drawing and Van Gogh isn’t an abstract artist,” Dimichele said. “[It] made me think and see differently and what art can do.”


“I wanted to do an abstract painting that took a painting of another artist from its starting point and to abstract from there,” Dimichele added. “It was the optical effect of the painting and I was staring at it and it started to do what I’ve never seen a painting do it seemed to come alive it started moving and pulsating.”

Another PCC professor and artist who showcased his art was J. Thomas Hunsucker. His sculpture, which was about the human condition, is untitled.

“You can get a fair idea of your place in the universe and your place in the world by measuring things in human terms,” Hunsucker said. “An entity is created that allows a conversation, even if its mental conversation with the viewer and the object.”

People come from different backgrounds and through art there’s an exchange of meaning. The art that is displayed is shaped and formed through what the audience sees. Many interpret a message in various ways to reflect and communicate with the world.

Silvia Rigon’s piece titled “Resilience of the Microstuff” is a digital animation drawing with the viewpoint of a microscopic lens. It’s an evolutionary piece that’s diverse from molecules and the human evolution.

“We experience art through reproduction,” Rigon said.

Both parties — the artist and the viewer — have time to experience and interact with that object to find out about themselves. The artist communicates something that he or she may not be able to articulate.

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