I was inspired by Uta Barth’s “Draw with light” series. It is just an idea at the moment but I hope to capture the tiny patterns and images that are formed through sunlight that streams through a curtain. I first noticed these designs one lazy morning, and just had to take my camera out. I am still trying to figure out the best ways to showcase their details, but I am excited to explore this over time.
If anyone else has worked with light, please feel free to leave suggestions below! 🙂
I just finished my last semester at UVic, so I wanted to show you guys what I have been working on this semester. The focus was more on the nature of the paint, instead of the object. I used a variety of painting methods, but I learned that I really love charcoal!
Enjoy, and please feel free to leave constructive feedback!
Live model: Charcoal and eraser
Blind self portrait: 2B and 3B pencils
Gradual build up: Charcoal, B, 2B, 3B, 4B pencils
Textured mark making: B, 2B, 3B, 4B pencils
Blind object drawing: B, 2B, 3B, 4B pencils
Blank space: Charcoal
Tonal painting: acrylic
Point and line painting: acrylic
Live model: Acrylic (Looks weird because the paper got distorted while drying)
Today I went on a little adventure and decided to take some photographs. This beach was ridden with deserted boats, and I wanted to capture their beauty. The beach was a graveyard of boats that had crashed or had been left behind. The colours were beautiful. The bright reds and blues contrasted against the rust creating intricate designs and abstractions. My next project will try to emphasize these patterns. for now, I will focus on the boats themselves.
Here are a few images from my most recent project.
The other day I was walking along the beach and I fell in love with the colours of the wood I found. The series is not complete, and I am unsure on which direction to go, but I am excited to find out. Working on a new project has been really fun. I love how these pictures have turned out.
Yay! My project is done! I have finally presented my project at the showcase and I can’t wait to move on to my next project.
I have posted the artist statement below:
Throughout my life, I have been interested in photography. I began my exploration by photographing my family, and while doing so, I encountered an interesting phenomenon. Each time I tried to take a photo, they would either hide their face, or put on a different emotion (silly/happy) than before. I was intrigued by this need for protection from the camera
I decided to approach this topic by first taking photos of the subjects without their knowledge, then I told them what I was doing. Immediately, they began wringing their hands, trying to cover their face, laughing, or making a silly face. I decided to make the “after” pictures black and white to symbolize the filter we put on ourselves when we know others will see us. We like to control what is broadcasted about us on the internet, including our appearance and personality.
This project was really interesting to me, and I wish to explore this concept further. With more time, I would be able to create organic situations where the subject is truly unaware of the camera.