2015 RECIPIENT OF TAG’S HOWARD G. SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP
Liliana Cervantes, a senior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at ASU, is the 2015 recipient of TAG’s Howard G. Simpson $1,000 scholarship; Liliana is currently painting a series dealing with the deserts of Arizona. She said that “As a child I used to hate the dry, crustiness of the land, but as I’ve grown older I’ve started to love the sparseness of color and the hardiness of the plants struggling to survive in less than ideal circumstances. The fragmentation of the imagery forces the viewer to pay attention to the little details of the desert that he would have never noticed before.”
The Cervantes painting shown is titled “Desert Night”, a 30” x 40” oil on canvas (2014).