Valerie Saiag is a double major in art history and studio arts. She is a McNair Scholar and a member of the Scholar Society. This year, she is doing her honors seminar in art history. Her work has been exhibited at the various galleries around campus.
The Interrobang was invented by advertising executive Martin K. Speckter in 1962 to convey surprised questions by using a single punctuation mark. The Interrobang caught on for a time and became a standard key on some models of Remington and Smith-Corona typewriters. Now, there is a movement to restore the Interrobang as a regular punctuation on computer keyboards and cell phones. Through my artwork, I am proposing the idea of an emotional reaction to the UC San Diego campus events that have affected all students. The Interrobang embodies the shock of hearing such news.
Oil on canvas
36 inches by 60 inches