“Basquiat à la Social Isolation.” Clothing and living room. Approximately 7′ x 6′. Class: Beginning Painting with lecturer Josh Bernstein.

This was for a re-creation assignment, and I was drawn to a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting because it was as chaotic as everything else I was feeling at the time. My family let me take over our living room for a couple weeks to let me create art with the unconventional materials that ended up being almost my entire wardrobe. While it was a re-creation, using my clothes and that feeling of chaos turned it into a self-portrait, in a way.

Laura Semro ’21 is a rising junior double majoring in art history and studio art.



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