photoshop, illustrator, personal photography, images labeled for reuse
I created this graphic artwork in my free time on the eve of 2016’s spectacular “super moon.” I was thinking about how ancient cultures attributed super moons, eclipses, and other cosmic phenomena to divine action. I wanted to put myself in a visual representation of what many ancient cultures probably felt when they saw something as profound as a super moon or eclipse.
Photoshop, personal photography, images labeled for reuse.
This work is an ode to friendship and how truly unique, lucky, and wonderful it is to find a friend who feels like your other half.
acrylic ink on water color paper, 16" x 20"
Anatomical hearts are significant in my life because my father is a cardiologist. He has always taught me about the heart and how it’s able to pump blood through our entire body and the implications of that function. I made this piece as a representation of how the heart’s work for our body is like that of a finely tuned machine and how its effort to sustain the body is a labor of love.
Ink on paper, 4" x 6"
This work was made during a period when I was studying Sigmund Freud and became interested in his infatuation with symbolism in dreams.
Acrylic on canvas board, 16" x 22"
This work is an imitation of Cézanne's "Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses." The goal of the work was to believably recreate Cézanne's work while maintaining elements of my own style.
Acrylic on canvas paper, 16" x 22"
This was part of a quick still life assignment that I had the liberty to set up. I wanted to create a relationship between the three objects I chose. By orienting the elephant’s trunk towards the mug, I wanted to emphasize the size difference in a comedic way. Furthermore, through the title I wanted to also make a play on the size difference since the elephant in the work is actually the smallest object present.
Acrylic on wood, 8'x4'
This work is a representation of what was largely expected of women all throughout the later 19th and 20th centuries: a
pretty figure to be seen but not heard. I put the empty birdcage where her head should be to emphasize the hollowness of this expectation. I wanted her to be an ominous and almost spooky figure to look at in detail, because I wanted the viewer to feel uncomfortable when thinking about how women have been expected to be silent for too long.
acrylic on cardboard. 3' x 3'
The inspiration for this work came from learning about the after-life beliefs of several eastern and western cultures. I was fascinated by the security and hope that promises of life-after-death have provided people for centuries. I wanted to make a piece that reflected that thought process, but also reminded the viewer of how at the end, regardless of our beliefs, we are all bones.