all at once we start to be

Shaelyn Moody


I approach printmaking as a devotional practice. Printmaking processes rely on repetitive steps that allow me to spend time caring for my images throughout their development. The process of forming the self is similar in its devotional, repetitive search for moments of intimacy and connections. My drawings reflect on these moments from my life in which people close to me have left pieces of their identities in mine, and I have left pieces of mine in theirs. These prints are embedded with strands of my own hair as a way for me to consider the parts of myself that have fallen away or been transformed through these moments of connection. I invite my viewers to join me in honoring these images and the processes behind them by engaging with a book of prints that is meant to be touched, shared, and experienced over time.

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.