2019 scholarship recipient Logan Crompton

FEATURED RAA Scholarship Chairperson Jodi McGee hands Jodi Compton her 2019 scholarship award.

Logan Crompton’s Winning Statement of Purpose:

As an artist I strive to explore the concept of beauty and its extremes. When creating a piece I challenge myself to tackle subjects that personally resonate with my experiences in a way that also lends to my visual aesthetics. Even when addressing the concepts of fear and anxiety through my pieces it is my goal to pose the subjects in a way that is timeless and without total antagonism. It is my intention to carry my love for investigation of life through art while pursuing a higher education. I will be attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the fall and major in art history. Throughout high school I learned that art is more than visuals, it demands context. Art is never without meaning. Even in the absence of a clear subject or purpose the intention of the artist gives a piece undeniable power and meaning. As an 18 year old I still have much to learn about what I want to portray to the world through my art but the fact that I hold that power is a most empowering experience.