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Periaktoi's mission is to produce a journal of art and literature that reflects the diversity of experience and inspiring talent present in the Baylor community. Art and literature provide unique value to our community and serve as a vehicle for expressing the inexpressible, for exploring human experience in all its varied dimensions. In recognition of this value, Periaktoi seeks to promote access and expand interest in the arts at Baylor, while providing a forum for artists, musicians and writers to showcase their work to the broader community.

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AP 2D Portfolio by Claire Manning
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Claire Manning

We are constantly being flooded with ideas from pop culture and social media about how we are supposed to look, dress, and act. These ideas of who we “should be” are also coming from our peers and previous generations. With all of this constantly influencing us, it can be difficult to separate who we really are from who we present ourselves as. My concentration portrays the twelve zodiac signs because we look to astrology for guidance on who we are – even if it is not logical.

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AP 2D Portfolio by Catherine Cansler
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Catherine Cansler

My theme is an exploration of the playful nature of cats and kittens via watercolor designs. I wanted to create designs that showed the curious side of cats and their whimsical nature by making their body shapes morph into playful forms. The design possibilities that occurred when placing a loose grid over the background of the animals was also very important. I realized the exploration of movement, rhythm, pattern and emphasis was endless with this subject.

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AP 3D Portfolio by Anthony Kranis
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Anthony Kranis

I have concentrated on the development of a stoneware dinner and dessert set for personal use. I emphasize functionality and focus on objects I personally value like the coffee carafe and dip-serving dish. This concentration allowed me to explore a diverse body of forms while also honing replication skills though the creation of goblet, mug, and plate sets. I layer glazes and use the same pattern of rutile and red iron oxide stain to link all these pieces together.

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AP Drawing Portfolio by Gabrielle Poteet
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Gabrielle Poteet

My portfolio encompasses a range of simple, intricate, monotone, colorful, and free flowing works of horses. I showcased the ways in which one can explore different mediums and feelings while still using horses as my only subject matter. I chose to use large sizes to represent the real-life largeness of a horse. They also encompass the movement, and stillness, in my life that I am experiencing at this moment.

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AP Drawing Portfolio by Emma Campbell
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Emma Campbell

Growing up, my grandfather was always my hero. He was always traveling and going on mission trips to Africa. Every drawing in my portfolio is based off of photos he took while on his trips and stories he told me. I wanted to express my pride in my grandfather for all he has done to help better other lives by putting the same time and care he puts into helping others into these drawings.

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Issue Archives

Volume 52
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Team Periaktoi

John Liu

Visual Art Editor
Enoch Sun

Writing Editors
Ellis Coffelt
Katy Waddell

Media Editors
Anh Phan
Charlotte Wang

Faculty Advisors
Bernard Fertal
Melissa Pojasek

Contributors to this Issue
Ebun Akinjala
Rosa Anderson-Barrera
Kendyl Baker
Caroline Barker
Zoe Chamberlain
Krishna Chanamolu
Alisha Chandra
David Chen
Rowe Cooper
Sophie Covert
Ally Craig
Olivia Cranford
Gracen Ford
Elizabeth Hayslett
Hunter Hernden
Garrett Hill
Lizzie Hill
Charlie Hooks
Ashleigh Huang
Jonyca Jiao
Alyssa Kim
Maddie Kim
Michael Kinsey
Elisabeth Lau
Liz Li
John Liu
Natalie Lusk
Tess Margio
Dana Mays
Alexa McCarren
Sheldon McKnight
Sarah Miller
Katie Nelson
Sarah Kathryn Oliver
Peyson Pearce
Dake Peng
Kate Pifer
Haley Rice
Paige Ryan
Lucy Crews Townsend
Madison Kay Tuder
Katy Waddell
Charlotte Wang
Colby Watson

Anthony Weekley
Lake Wheeler
Erica Wu
Tina Zheng

Special Thanks to Periaktoi Club Members
Ridley Browder
Ava Echard
Rachel Liu
Zoe Xu

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