Alyssa Wilcome (BFA ‘24) is a student on the move. Her primary area of interest is ceramics, but she is exploring printmaking and painting at Stamps while she pursues her degree. She is using her talent to make statements regarding gender bias.
“One of the pieces I am most proud of from my sophomore year so far is entitled Poolside Shame completed as a relief print presented in 3 different color iterations. This was the first project that influenced my major in art and design and minor in women’s gender and health studies. I love this piece because it shows the real impact of degrading remarks and jokes around pubic hair on preteen girls, leading to low self-esteem and uncomfortable feelings within the natural body.”
Alyssa says receiving the Giving Blueday Scholarship has made a difference in her approach to her studies. “My creative work has been impacted because it is most likely of better quality than what it may have been; it has been easier for me to purchase the necessary, more expensive tools and supplies for my class projects. I can focus better in my classes and appreciate the academic experience of college because I feel secure in my financial situation.”