VIDEO: Every painting is a conversation, says David Rampersad ’17

David Rampersad Jr. ’17, a studio art major, never knew where his creativity would lead when he brushed his first stroke of paint across blank canvas.

“When I’m drawing, I don’t have an end goal,” said Rampersad. “I try to start a thing based on ‘what is the impetus for me to start it,’ and then be open to what happens…”

Watch him talk about his process in the video above.

You can also read his Q&A with Art Prof. Amer Kobaslija, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and one of Rampersad’s mentors, who is mentioned in the video.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Video by Khun Minn Ohn '19
: Carina Sitkus, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2017

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