Homeward is a sequence of work focusing on transitions that mirror personal growth and change. Each landscape is a metaphorical vessel for a fluctuation of psychological health beginning with the onset of mental illness and ending with its easement. The fantasy landscape setting allows for multiple shifting environmental factors: the weather, season, and time of day transition with each passing frame. The character undergoes her own differing actions, emotions, and relative scale between each piece. The frames communicate between each other through the sequence of the grid, mirroring the flow of a winding road.
This was my senior project for my final year as a Fine Arts (Illustration) major at UConn. I’m graduating this Saturday.
I’VE NEVER GOTTEN SO MANY NOTES ON ONE POST HOW DID THIS HAPPEN
Im making it rebloggable because its important and why not.
jillian is the illest in case nobody heard
Crits are hard for me to explain since I’m one of those student-pre-professional artists. On the on hand, having a thick skin the same consistency as titanium is a big reason as to how I’m still here and at the skill level I am. On the other, I envy hobbyists because they still enjoy doing what they do. Don’t lay on some disparaging critique just because you think it’ll make someone a stronger artist. That only works on the people who want it, and the people who want it no longer have their happiness depending on it.
N E O P E T S .
well this happened last night
Walking around Art Basel, this weekend I came across a few pieces in the Scope show that looked pretty familiar. There was a sampling of 3 pieces presented by the Robert Fontaine Gallery all by the same artist. I recognized my photography in two of them and the third was a copy of my good friend Marie Killen’s photo. When i got home a quick google search reveled that nearly his entire body of work was comprised of other peoples photography. No credits were given, though that wouldn’t have put the artist in the clear. Josafat Miranda hadn’t bothered to change the composition or content in any appreciable way, even though that too would not have put him in the clear.
For me, photography was a hobby, something i did for fun. But it was art. These weren’t candids, they were carefully composed, edited photos. The model traveled, did her makeup and helped style the shoot. Put simply, it was a collaborative artistic endeavor by me and the model Tracy P.
Marie Killen is a wildly talented photographer living in North Carolina. Photography is her passion and craft and she does it extremely well. In my opinion she’s one of the best photographers in her genre. Her shoots require far more work and planning than mine ever did. She’s developed, through hard work and practice, a recognizable style.
What Josafat Miranda has done here reveals a total disrespect for photography as an art form. He’s quickly and with very little creative alteration, harvested the yield of someone else’s hard work. What makes a painting strong, isn’t just the brush strokes and the rendering method, more, much more, than that is the composition, the subject matter and the hundreds of creative decisions that go into making an original piece of art.
Let’s have a good ol’ fashioned internet thrashing.
But seriously, this is basically the only thing you can do in this situation. Everyone says get a lawyer but there’s basically no consequences to this type of shit. Yay for public embarrassment!
10,000 feet above sea – five months straight – four years in a row. For 600 days Yu Yamauchi lived in a hut near the summit of Mt. Fuji, getting up while it was still dark to photograph the sunrise every day, from the same location. The resulting series, titled “DAWN,” is a stunning look at the colorful, sometimes abstract view of Earth waking up.
The series is on display at Miyako Yoshinaga gallery in New York through November 21, 2012.