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Image Detail: Jack Elliott (Fellow in Craft/Sculpture '17); "Samothracae;" 2013; weeping willow; Photo credit: Robert Barker. "Samothracae" means "of the Greek island of Samothrace", most famous for the discovery of the "Nike" or "Winged Victory of Samothrace", in 1863 by a French archaeologist. The sculpture had only one wing and a partial chest but was reconstructed by the Louvre into the harmonized, hybridized whole we know of today, one of the museum's most prized artifacts. Unlike the Greek figure, this piece of wood is more transfigurational, where one form is emerging from the other through a process of rupture. Instead of being white, the artist’s piece is rendered in black by scorching the outer wood, transforming it away from the arboreal towards the humane.

Monday Motivation: Manage Expectations For How Long Your Job Hunt Will Be

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week We all want to be hired immediately, but the reality doesn’t always match our expectations. The average job hunt lasts five to six months. Keeping this in mind will help minimize disappointment and maximize excitement if the process takes less time. This week’s highlighted…

Image Detail: China Marks (Fellow in Craft/Sculpture '17); "A Singular Occasion;" 2017; fabric, thread, screen-printing ink, brass trim, residual latex paint, fusible adhesive on a contemporary tapestry copy of The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck. Part of an on-going series of drawings on contemporary tapestry copies of 14-19th Century paintings, variously collaging and sewing are added into them, subverting both imagery and narrative, and writing dialogue and commentary which the artist embroiders and sews down. Shown here are two figures with a hand extended towards one another. The figure on the left wears a brown, blue, and grey outfit and has the face of a cheetah. The figure on the right wears a green, blue, and tan outfit and has the face of a giraffe. Between them is a dark figure who says “The spirits bless you!”

Monday Motivation: How Soon Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week You had a great interview, you sent a thank you note, now what? You want to follow up with the hiring manager, but you don’t want them to think you’re nagging them. Sadly, there is no straightforward answer to how soon you should follow…

Image Detail: Jerome Johnson (Fellow in Craft/Sculpture '17), "Five Techno-Head Sculptures," 2014-15, wood, gesso and encaustic. Each sculpture is a single geometric humanoid head, a hand-built hollow wood form placed atop of a trestled base. Their architectural profiles are ideally shown together contrasting their expressive and geometric relationships. Their encaustic surfaces are white with magenta striations.

Monday Motivation: Resume Tip! Don’t Begin at the Beginning

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week A resume is a story of your accomplishments. However, unlike most stories, this one should begin at the (current) end. Kick off your list of experiences with the most recent one and then proceed in reverse-chronological order. This week’s highlighted jobs: Administrative AssociateProject X…