STUDIO ART +
My name is Abbie Castriotta, and I am a double major in environmental studies and studio art. My two fields of study are tied together by a dependency on observation. I have learned to observe the patterns, changes, and systems in the world around me and build off those observations to form and test a hypothesis. I use painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and other media to respond to my observations of the world. I am often astonished by even the simplest scenes and objects that I observe. The two areas of study provide a needed balance in my life and, in the end, I am a better scientist because I am an artist and a better artist because I am a scientist. My favorite thing about Colby-Sawyer has been the proximity to endless trails for running, hiking, and artistic inspiration.