Spring 2024


In the art department, students work on creating friezes – decorative “bands” often used in architectural construction placed along the top part of a wall or over a row of columns. A frieze is a linear series of pictorial compositions, hence they are also called zophoros, the image bearer. Friezes have been of significant importance to our understanding of history because they depict a narrative, often centered around a historical event or a mythological character.

In this project, students were required to choose a situation or event that is a reflection of our time, the time we are living in right now. It could be a situation from their everyday lives, or it could also be a part of the larger macrocosm. Subsequently, students were to model this situation in clay, and finally cast and treat the final model in plaster.