The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) recently unveiled a new art installation in A100 by Breanna Shanahan titled B;AABCEFGJJJJJKKLLLSSSTT, 2014. If the name looks like a typo, it isn’t. There is much more to it says Breanna, who explained the thought behind it. “The name is a tribute to all of the contributors of the piece, friends and professors and others submitted a drawn line for me to convert into a 3 dimensional abstract block with the program I use. I took the first letter of my first name and then the first letter of their first names and arranged them in alphabetical order to title the piece,” she said. Breanna went on to further explain the process of creating the piece using a computer driven device. “The CNC is a tool that is available in the woodshop for Art and Art History students. Its primary use was for print students to cut out their wood blocks… Read More
On November 18, the Art and Art History ran their annual student awards program in the Annie Smith Centre. The annual alumni keynote speaker was Michelle Gay, who spoke about her diverse career as an artist, maker, designer, advocate, “technology tinkerer” and the driving curiosity that led her to complete both an MFA at NSCAD, and just recently a Master of Information Science at the University of Toronto’s Knowledge, Media, Design Institute.