MFA ’20 Fine Arts 2D
Physical labor is a prominent part of Halie’s world, and naturally engrained in her art practice. Emphasizing physical labor and work ethic, Halie strives to bring what she believes is at the foundation of humanity into a contemporary context. Halie experiences painting as a form of labor, which transforms her body into a tool. She finds herself drawn to the stability of environments where comradery is at the center and earning ones place must be proven through work ethic. Halie expresses in her work how she experiences masculinity, as something that can be uncovered when she imitates her environment.