Lizzie is a senior at SU, graduating in fall 2013 with a B.F.A. in photography. Art of all kinds engages her, but out of all the arts, she is happiest with a camera in her hands. When she was young, she was diagnosed with Executive Function Disorder. This condition is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Her entire young life was confusing, but as she grew up, it slowly dawned on her that she actually does see things differently from most people.
When she started high school, she was finally able to take a formal art class and quickly learned that visual learning aides and practical application played to her strengths, where traditional methods had not: it made her feel smart and happy. Because of her disabilities, her sense of spatial organization and abstract composition are strong, making tasks such as setting up gallery spaces work out quickly in her mind, understanding where certain work should go and what bodies of art would clash and flow.
She draws a lot of her work from moments in her own life─photographs of important moments in the lives of her family, her homemade baked goods, and images of her friends playing out their fantasies. Her sense of nostalgia references when parents made albums for their children. She loves capturing moments that make you feel something.
“Overcast and Beautiful”
“Ariel Perspective II”
“Trees Eating Sunset”
“View From the Pass”
“Ariel Perspective I”
“The Barn at Catamount”
Additional limited-edition prints in sizes 24” x 36” and smaller are available.
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