A resting iguana.
Detail photographs of an African Drum
I had taken a few photographs of clouds from the window of a flight from San Diego, CA to Atlanta, GA. This is what I did with them.
Computer Animation, Motion Graphics, Toy Design
3D Printed Characters
Character Design, Sculpting, Toy Design
zerosum is a conceptual game that invites viewers to play with the proportions of a woman's body.
Over time, interpretations of what the ideal woman's body should look like have changed.
In clothing there are terms such as "plus-sized". Who determines what "plus-sized" is? Who sets the bar for where "zero" starts and ends?
Each of five magazines used for the interface keys are proximity/touch sensitive. They each control a different portion of the woman's body; head, breasts, abdomen, hips, feet.
Each magazine also play a note from a major pentatonic scale. Pentatonic Scales are common and found worldwide. The pentatonic scale is also unselfconscious open expression. We often freely comment about the weight/size of others without giving heed to their feelings.
The magazines also highlight the medias role in influencing the publics interpretation and perception of the human body.
This work was created to answer a call for submissions for the Interpretations of the Human Figure Exhibition at The University of the West Indies, Department of Creative Arts.
Stop, Go. Yes, No. Fast, Slow. In many cultures we have been conditioned to recognize the colours red and green as signals; symbols of freedom or prohibition.
We awoke stranded in the woods of Pocono, PA with a yearning for the freedom of the New York City. 24 hours of light and life.
We hitched a ride out, but the reality was revealed in the transition from the green of leaves to the red of lights. The organic, lush and clean transitioned to the harsh man-made; with signs bearing regulations governing access.
This is a photo documentation of our experience; the emotions, and observations during escape from a green 'jungle' to a grey 'concrete jungle'.
1100 photographs taken over 2 hours and kept in their original sequence.
Digital Photography, Film, Photography
"...The presumption that others have a mind is termed a theory of mind because each human can only intuit the existence of his or her own mind through introspection, and no one has direct access to the mind of another. It is typically assumed that others have minds by analogy with one's own…"
Digital Photography, Fashion, Photography
Can a group of symbols, some recognizable, some unknown, constitute a language? Based on the context of the group of symbols, will readers decode meaning from them? Meaning can change over time as context changes.
These symbols; old, new, and adjusted, are meant to speak to a global, cross- cultural audience. They contain messages that is open to interpretation, yet focussed on a specific topic. They were born out of experiments in asemic writing.
One of my interests is finding simple ways to communicate with the widest audience possible in the simplest of ways, even cutting across language barriers.
Through the proliferation of mobile communication technology worldwide and the popularity of SMS text messaging and internet chat applications the world’s population seems to be sensitized to decoding symbols as a means of communicating.
These designs were submitted to INDIGO's Mother Tongue project.
Photos from the exhibition can be seen here: asemitry @ INDIGO
Excerpt from "Report to the Icograda General Assembly 24":
The call for entries, conceived by INDIGO’s past Chair David Lancashire, suggested that:
“Language is not only a product of human life, it is a pre-requisite for humans to form relationships. A language can be visual: made up of complex ideas of truth deeply rooted in symbols, custom and imagery. Mother Tongue is about the power of language – verbal and visual, formal and informal. Mother Tongue is a healing process – stimulating creative dialogue between indigenous and non- indigenous designers, students of design, poets and writers.”
Participants submitted a poster, a photograph, a poem, a product or a piece of architecture that interpreted the spirit of Mother Tongue.
Over 500 submissions were received and are currently displayed in an open, multidisciplinary, online exhibition on the INDIGO website. Selected responses were exhibited at the Romagna Creative District in September 2011 and at the National Taiwan University of Arts in parallel to the 2011 IDA Congress in October 2011. The exhibition will travel throughout 2012 leading up to Icograda Design Week Sarawak 2012
Design, Graphic Design, Typography
...to awaken, abandoned, on an unfamiliar island, and to find the way home...
Digital Photography, Photo Manipulation
From the Great Escape series. We made it to the pier; seeking escape.
Digital Photography, Photography
We each have differing manners of approaching similar situations with the hope of achieving stability and balance.
One says too much, the other too little. Uninterested, loosely engaged, yet refusing to part ways, they chain themselves together, attached at the hip.
(During an impromptu trip to a hardware store, a fellow artist/designer and I saw and fell in love with pipe fittings. Later, I returned, built this in the aisle of the store, then purchased the parts.)
Fine Arts, Sculpting