Congratulations to Nic Cooper, a Master of Fine Arts student (Faculty of Arts), who won the Holiday Greeting Card Contest sponsored by the Vice-President, Research! Her artwork, entitled Memories of Home, was purchased by the University of Ottawa for $2,000 and now graces the cover of the card. Painted with oil on canvas, it is a visual representation of how memory functions: while certain elements are vivid, others are falling apart or becoming vague. The circular motion conveys how memories and places change over time. A variety of traditional painterly techniques were used to create an innovative, contemporary work of art.
A special thank you to our contest judges from the Ottawa Art Gallery and the University’s Department of Visual Arts for their time and invaluable contribution.