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Sierra Decatur

BA CANDIDATE - Creative Communication: Expression, Perception, and Identity in Practice; Minor-Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

Hailing from central Massachusetts, Sierra was drawn to New York and to Gallatin in order to cultivate and explore her many interests. Her concentration combines media studies, psychology, and communications with hands-on application and creativity through studio art, design, and marketing courses. Arts workshops like Lise Friedman’s “Innovations in Arts Publications” have encouraged her creatively—and provided a channel to explore another burgeoning interest in accessibility—through the medium of art and design. An Italian Renaissance art and literature summer travel course took her to NYU Florence to soak up the art history and architecture. She traveled over spring break with the Americas Scholars to Washington, British Colombia, and Alaska to explore the art, culture, and social/political issues of the Pacific Northwest and its indigenous groups.

Sierra is working on a senior project imagining/creating multi-sensory art spaces and artworks that are accessible/inclusive to everyone and empower the visually impaired as members of the museum-going public, while asking sighted audiences to contemplate society’s ocularcentricity and to find new ways of meaning making and value in all our senses.

Sierra Decatur