Inaugural President’s Purchase Prize Awarded To “The Paint Chip”
Sara Staup '23 was looking for inspiration.
“I was in a time crunch, but I needed another piece for my Art, Joy, Life exhibit,” said the art and global studies double major. “I was looking around my room for things to put in resin, and I saw my palette, with all the colors I used to make all the other paintings.”
That inspired piece, a series of paint chips cast in a block of clear resin, was President Darren Reisberg’s selection for the inaugural President’s Purchase Prize.
“As I was looking through the Senior Thesis Show, I found myself looking at Sara’s piece the longest. This small square contained a year’s timeline, multiple works, multiple events. And that made me reflect on my own journey in my first year here, from the big events to the blink-and-you-miss-it moments.”