LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven resident Lyndsey Hewitt has been named the recipient of the 2012 Provost's Purchase Award at Lock Haven University.
Her graphic design, titled "Red Portal," was selected from the works exhibited in the university's juried student art show.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. David L. White bought "Red Portal" for the Provost's Office in Sullivan Hall.
Associate Professor of Art Jason Bronner described the purchased work: "Lyndsey Hewitt's artwork 'Red Portal' reads simultaneously as womb and hence body as well as a topsy-turvy landscape suggestive of the end of days. This intimately sized 12.5- by 10-inch digital print shows layered semitransparent forms with a central inverted arch-like shape cradling what appears like vegetation. All of this hovers over a field of reds with black linear swirls that suggest the whole image is in motion."
Hewitt, a 2008 graduate of Central Mountain High School, Mill Hall, is a senior majoring in communication media with a minor in art. She will graduate in December. She is the daughter of Tim and Nicole Hewitt.
The Purchase Award consists of a certificate and a check for the price of the work.
Accepting the award, Hewitt commented, "This is the first time anyone has ever purchased one of my pieces. It's very exciting to know that someone thinks that much of my work." She added, "I'm especially proud that it will hang in the Provost's Office even after I graduate."