Alaska's Studio Art senior project, Goya, explores complex themes through conceptually and technically nuanced works in a wide variety of media. In her large-scale painting Green Opus, Alaska uses imagery of flora and fauna found in her home country of Zimbabwe to depict an imagined ecological future where humanity’s extinction has allowed species to hybridize.
Throughout her work, Alaska shows a fearless approach to experimentation. In this body of work alone, she created oil painting, ceramics, collage, papier-mâché, digitally designed and printed wallpaper, poetry, and hand-wired light fixtures. As an artist and student, Alaska is independent, motivated, and unrelenting in her search for the best form for her ideas. She brings a joyful attitude towards making and a rigorous eye to the studio.
The Studio Art and Art History faculty is confident in her future as an artist and eager to see where the next years take her.