If you haven’t had the privilege of admiring senior Chelsea Ebeung’s works of art you are missing out. On what you may ask? Pieces of art that totally represent beautiful and honest works of self-expression that help you gravitate towards them and make you in awe of not only Chelsea’s talent but the message they convey. I’ve come to realize that art is not meant to be understood but acknowledged. The acknowledgment alone creates a catalytic process which creates a personal experience.
Chelsea is a Kinesiology major with an incredible gift of combining her creativity with self-expression, inviting people into her world through her art.
“It’s a creative outlet” she says, it’s the way in which she expresses herself without using words.
The first I saw Chelsea’s work I was in awe of her self-reflective and vulnerable pieces of art. Each piece told a piece of Chelsea’s world and utilized creativity as a means of feeling her voice, her identity, and her convictions feel heard.
The first time I saw a piece of art by Chelsea was at “Vanorama” an impromptu talent show put on by a collection of music majors. She quickly drew a painting onstage of Dr. Melton, or “Doc” one of Vanguard’s loved music professors. She said she didn’t plan on it, but went on stage and winged it. I was in awe of the stories she told and the way she described her creative process.
Like many other seniors, Chelsea, is anticipating the new change to come in her life. Her relationship with God is starting to become more “honest” and more personal to overall story. Her act reflects her soul. What makes her art so beautiful is the person behind the art that creates it. Chelsea is a person with many gifts and talents and art is one of the things that makes her, well “her.” All of her many talents are meant to glorify God and inspire you.