Alyssa Moy of Plainfield, Ill., is among 22 students from Michigan’s public universities selected to have works displayed in the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual “Art in the House” exhibit. She is an illustration and metalsmithing major at NMU.
Moy’s featured piece is an illustration in graphite titled “Late Night Hours.” She described it as a snapshot of what a fashion designer’s desk might look like, with scattered objects such as a sketchbook, a fashion magazine with adhesive notes protruding from several pages, and ribbon and buttons strewn about.
“I purposely made it appear chaotic at first glance, but from that chaotic environment, fantastic creations can be born,” Moy said. “I’m really excited to have my work displayed for the public. Some people don’t realize how much time and effort is involved in being an art major, so it’s nice to see that recognized. It’s easy to submit a piece, but to actually have it selected is completely different. I’m greatly honored.”
The student art pieces represent various media and are showcased in the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing.