Senior Exhibition artist Claire Banks ’12

"How Deeply This" (detail), 2012, paint chips, newspaper, Dura-Lar, wallpaper samples and oil on panel by Claire Banks '12.

"How Deeply This" (detail), 2012, paint chips, newspaper, Dura-Lar, wallpaper samples and oil on panel by Claire Banks '12.

Banks of Belfast, Maine, has “always been drawn to abstract art, particularly to the Minimalists, Brice Marden and Jasper Johns,” she says.

She creates abstract images by layering paint chips, newspaper fragments, frosted Mylar, wallpaper and paint “until the piece feels finished.” Her work is about the relationships between words and images, and the emotions those relationships evoke among viewers.

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