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In this blue shade

In this blue shade

Chloe McEldowney ’14 November 17, 2020

This portrait of my younger sister is about reminisces of girlhood: adventures in nature, playful experiments with makeup and beginning the journey of self-discovery.

For my work, I collect visual and emotional fragments of women’s experiences of femininity, anxiety and self-discovery. Through painting, I piece together bits of memories, emotions and colors — creating a collage-like environment of complexity and vulnerability to reflect that within each of us. By using paint and color to reshape observations and experiences of humanness, I hope to offer a line of emotional connection to the viewer.

McEldowney lives in Wilmington, Delaware, where she works full time from her studio. More at chloemceldowney.com.

Shape. Color. Float