Mount Alvernia High School, Newton, Massachusetts
R e c o r d s 3 o f 15 LiNK TO Jennifer  Fairbairn's  SENiOR  SYMPOSiUM

Jennifer   Fairbairn

Fluorescent Nights

My senior project reflects my fascination with the fantasy genre. I have always been intrigued with mermaids and the ocean, and I am even more amazed by the way some artists seize the realism of the sea in some of their artwork. I looked at Hollywoodís beloved painter, Adam Rote, for inspiration. I wanted to illustrate the beauty of the sea at night in a variety of ways. I decided to paint a mermaid amidst a deep blue sea because mermaids serve as a symbol for vanity, similar to the vibrant, ghostly figures in Roteís works. My source of light in both paintings is the moon, which reflects on the water. I want viewers to appreciate the sense of elusive beauty captured in my art.

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