The Soul’s Casket

Ainsley Keir


I have never worried much about taking care of my body, neither prevention nor intervention to injuries that I sustain. I am aware of my actions and choices; I am hurting myself. The act of taking these images doubles as self-evaluation through analyzing and examining the wounds that blanket my body. I can prevent these injuries from happening, but I am actively making the choice not to. I will never be a fully healed human. I am both the inflictor and sufferer of my own pain. I will continue to grow, heal, cause injury, heal again, and repeat the cycle. Although there is an overall lack of care for the body that houses my soul, no matter what I let happen to it, I will never give up on it.

As the Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 BFA class’ time at UConn draws to a close, we look back fondly on the time we spent together and the memories we made along the way. Although we now look forward to our creative futures, we wish to say thank you and farewell to our devoted professors and advisors who’ve worked alongside us throughout these transformative years.