After years of foundational instruction in which students were only allowed to use a hard pencil, Boston University’s Department of Fine Arts finally allowed its art students to paint in oils. These are images of oil paintings Mindy produced while in this program. Toward the end of this course, Mindy began to stretch beyond painting from life. The head of the theme park visitor shoved through the Statue of Liberty piece is one of those. So is the “Othello as a Busboy” piece which was supposed to be the first of a series representing Mindy’s honorable and impressive artist friends having to make a living doing other work.