A cozy afternoon
by Xueli Qiu, ’24
iPhone 13, 2023
Major: Human Development and Family Services
It was a sunny afternoon last winter. I felt happy after I immersed myself in studying at Morris Library. Every time I just walked fast and didn’t pay much attention to our campus. That day, I slowed down and took a minute to take in my surroundings. I found that the campus was so lovely, even on a chilly day. Suddenly I felt connected to UD. It was the first time I felt I belonged since my journey began three years ago online during the pandemic. I took my phone and captured that moment.
by Xueli Qiu, ’24
iPhone 13, 2022
Major: Human Development and Family Sciences
Ms. Tiggy is my friend’s cat. She shows up in Zoom where we have online classes. I sometimes go over to my friend’s place to play with Ms. Tiggy. She is very playful and caring, providing a decent amount of emotional support to our human beings!
Larissa Veronica Heather
i don't want to grow up
by Larissa Veronica Heather, ’26
Olympus OM-4T, 50mm, 2022
Major: Game Studies and eSports BA, English BA
“I Don’t Want to Grow Up” is one art piece from a project I completed at the end of my high school senior year entitled, “A Senior’s Thoughts.”
A senior’s mind is complex and cluttered during the last year of their high school career. The pressure of having to pick what you will do for the rest of your life at the age of 17, is a decision that many students struggle with. I decided to create art based upon the idea of “A Senior’s Thoughts.” The project focused on things that I had thought about throughout my graduating year. Being scared of the unknown, not being happy, and rejection are all feelings that should be normalized, but barely get talked about in school. My goal was to normalize the fear that comes with growing up, and making big decisions.
Originally inspired by my teacher’s work, who had shown me her darkroom prints, which had writing on top of the image. I experimented with acetate to create my own piece. For this particular piece, I experimented with acetate and darkroom filters to get the piece that I envisioned.