2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Orange is the Color Inside of My Chest


Stephen L. Poindexter
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

I created this poetic free verse short film in an interdisciplinary class about the art and science of creativity. This work acts as a culmination of my growth throughout college and many of my skills as a visual artist, poet, and vulnerable human being. It touches on my familial relationships and my sense of cultural and physical belonging—and how my queerness has influenced each of these things. The film details the challenges I confront in the context of these relationships, and my desire to transcend negative emotions in search of true belonging. Making this short film was a transformational experience for me as a visual artist who uses art and poetry as a way to make sense of the world, connect with other people, and heal from my own experiences.

Keywords: Poetry, Short Film, Vulnerability, Family, Belonging, Queer, Anger, Self Acceptance

Topic(s):Art - Studio Art
Creative Writing
Art - Visual Communications

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Studio Art

Session: 13-7
Location: https://flipgrid.com/d0254fde
Time: 0:00

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