Alicia Vidal: Altered States at the Pacific Northwest College of Art

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Writing a mission statement is a challenge. In just a few visual words the message needs to offer an inspirational and motivating introduction. Mission accomplished for the Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University which describes itself as “the front porch for the creative ecosystem.” That’s a great optic for someone seeking a welcoming open space in which to learn and create in an inclusive, welcoming community. In this instance, that would be Alicia Vidal, who built another kind of environment for her senior thesis, an altar modeled on those imposing centerpieces that anchor a catholic church. “It wasn’t until I met with my thesis mentor Mallary Wilson that I decided I wanted to make something that was recognizable…

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