Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Raw Marks: A Conditional Design Project
Lucia Garza

I am interested in the marks an artist makes, and how the physical production of a work is linked to the subconscious of the creator. Perhaps this is why I’m so fascinated by the aesthetic of a sketch? The speed of a casual drawing provides a glimpse into the mind of an artist because it is less mediated by any formal agenda. The work is more reactive, and less planned than the fully realized piece.

A gesture as simple as a line on page can illuminate a person’s personality and history. Just as a graphologist examines handwriting to identify the characteristics of a writer, I see hidden depths in the abstract marks of an artist. My thesis is a meditation on the raw, unfinished artwork. It is an exploration of the traces left by the hand.

Raw Marks is a collection of works created by three students at The New School’s Parsons School of Design. Each participant was given a series of drawing tests in which they were asked to respond to a set of instructions. As the invigilator of these sessions, I imposed a set of restrictions (left-handed drawing, blind-folded drawing) which were designed to disrupt any self-conscious mannerisms. I want to reveal something essential in the scribbles.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou