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Creative Collaborations Looks Closely at Undergraduate Research


At first glance, the painting displays a couple together in bed with the blue sheets revealing little more than their heads and arms. The woman is awake, looking at the man, who appears to be asleep. Seems normal, right? Sarah De Los Santos ‘10, the artist, says look again.

“It’s done on a nicely painted surface and it’s meant to attract you. It’s sensual and beautiful,” says the double major in art and psychology. “But there’s this layer underneath. There’s the skeleton. It forces you to take a step back. It starts to mess with how people approach it. I want people to have a conversation with the work. See it at first, but then learn something deeper, get to know it better.” (Full story on Inside USD)

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