Emily Gustin
Troy, NY
Senior (Class of 2013)
Psychology Major, Creative Arts Minor

Being born and raised in the city of Troy I decided to draw my inspiration from my parents specific memories of living in the area. The best way to capture the essence of community is to understand how it is seen through the eyes of the people. Therefore, I interviewed members of my family so that I could accurately represent their most memorable experiences of growing up in Troy. The everyday routines of going to the market or playing in the alley are but a few of the simple yet meaningful aspects of living in this community. Troy contains areas of beauty and areas of decay. For some, that tilted, broken-down stoop represents their entire childhood. My pieces work emphasize the beauty within these gritty details.

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