New work from five fifth-year apprentices is currently on view in the Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College from now until February 20, 2015.
"Five recent St. Olaf graduates were included in the 2014-15 apprenticeship program: Madeline Berger, Isaac Burton, Juan Yanqui Rivera, Madeleine Senko and Caroline Wood.
Wood, a photographer, was a history and studio art major at St. Olaf. She said that her time in the apprentice program has been a both a growing and learning experience.
'I miss the academic structure of school,' she confessed. 'But I love having the freedom to research and create on my own. Deadlines help me get things done. It takes a lot more effort to work independently.'
With her work for “Found Space,” Wood reflected that she wanted to revisit the reasons she started making art in the first place. Shooting photos in both Chicago and Minneapolis over Thanksgiving, she said that she spent some time wandering around, going back to the places she’s called home.
'Right now ‘home’ is an ambiguous concept to me,' Wood said. 'I want my photographs to reflect this sense of loss and change, as well as hope.'
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