I'm swooning over these bridals of Tia! I mean look at that dress and Tia... need I say more!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Coming up with this particular project I was inspired by the use of technology and its lack of accuracy. Specifically I was first going to create an image based on the incorrect information people got when they tried to find my house using their GPS or mobile device (this has been an issue for at least a couple of years). Neither would actually get them to our house if they put our address into their device, but rather a block or two away. As I tried to put it to the test I found I was sadly disappointed because it turns out they found and resolved this 'glitch' in the map systems. It was because of this 'glitch' that led me to think of other glitches in our society that are a result of having so much technology. Specifically in the upcoming generation and their communication with other human beings. They'd much rather keep their noses in their phones or devices instead of actually having a conversation with a stranger. Or they'd rather text someone or watch their Facebook feed rather than calling them on the phone or visiting them in person. By having this technology at such a close grasp their communication skills are lacking and schools are even finding they are needing to create new courses specifically on communicating with others to help these kids bridge the gap to find success later in life. Here is my "glitch" interpretation.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
This image was inspired by Coles Phillips' "Fadeaway Girls". His illustrations show the fabric portion of his images fading into the background, but still showing small details and the overall shape of the girl, because it is mostly just the color that blends into the background not many other elements overlap over that particular area. I focused specifically on having the person fade rather than the clothing because memories, relationships, and people fade much quicker than a garment of clothing. Instead on focusing on reworking a specific image of his, I chose to focus on the idea of fading away, whether into another world with a book or literally fading away into thin air.
"Consider the lilies of the field whose bloom is brief:-- We are as they; Like them we fade away. As doth a leaf." -Christina Rossetti
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes." -William James
Everyone has many sides to them and we all put on a different face in different situations. In this image I am illustrating that by having a faceless man getting ready to choose his face for the evening, but he is unsure and looks to you to help make his decision. Unfortunately, we cannot make this decision for him. Only he can decide. The face you choose can affect the outcome and it is a choice we need not take lightly.