BFA – Painting
Pressly Burckart is a student at Missouri Southern University studying fine arts. The artist lives and works in Bentonville, Arkansas. Currently her work is focused on moments of self-growth for women; moments that bring with them a sense of wholeness, belonging, empowerment, light or love for them. Her first gallery show will be virtually displayed in an online gallery linked through Missouri Southern State University.
The series Flowers in Flare is focused on moments of self-growth for women; moments that bring with them a sense of wholeness, belonging, empowerment, light or love for them. I strive for my work to represent these times because they so often go unseen or felt by either the subject or those around her. In these compositions I investigate and partake in the play on words “delicate like a flower”. Women are beautiful and delicate like flowers, however, women embody resilience like our natural world. I want to emphasize in my work that there is delicacy in the moments we experience as women and that these moments demonstrate some of our greatest strengths. Often identified by the challenges they have faced, my work strives to adjust focus back to the subject through symbolism attributed to nature. The use of photography, oil, and acrylic paint are primarily what help me to portray these impressions, which help to turn them into everlasting moments. Experiencing confidence, self-love, and growth is what should leave a woman’s lasting impact. Just like in our natural world, it is through struggle that my subjects are able to grow and prosper in their environment.