This is a scrolling portfolio showcase of a variety of visual art categories. One might also refer to this work as an array of "stills" emphasizing the uniting quality of all this visual work. As an Artist who works in video, the distinction between stillness and motion is particularly apparent to me in my practice. Therefore referring to all drawing, painting, photo, sculpture, mixed-media work as a “still” allows for a large container in which to place a multitude of sub-categories.
PLANTS / FLORA
Illustrating cartoon plants is such a joy because it is a way of acknowledging and exhalting the wonder of nature. Showcased here are some examples of how I utilized the motifs of nature (the flower, the leaf) to create a sense of movement and dynamism within the compositions.
This category of still based imagery refers to the representation of spaces. Within this category imagery of both exterior and interior spaces and places are presented. The role of space as one of the major subjects of representational imagery is tantamount seeing as that the setting of a story has a tremendous impact on the interpretation of the narrative. My aim in these renderings is to showcase a variety of interpretations about how spaces and the places within them are exemplary of geographical wonder and provide a simplified symbolic state where a viewer can focus on the narrative and life that a space or place contains.
These works embody the format of a plant pot with a medium and resulting sprout. This series of hand drawn illustrations emanate directly from the imagination, influenced by observation of nature.
The practice of generating gradients in order to produce a radiant effect is showcased in this array of images. Color and smooth blurring between tones allows for a optically pleasing mode of representation and visual production
Adobe Illustrator vector images that can be scaled up. Minimalist style with an emphasis on color and form.
The process of producing a composite still image includes taking a photograph with the aim of using the silluatte of a real life sculptural element or isolating said element and arranging it with other elements to create a unique composition.
These images were generated on the architectural rendering iPad app called "Shapr 3D" and are an exercise in learning new software while infusing the visual product with my own unique aesthetic. Here there are forms reminiscent of buildings covered in vibrant hues mixed in with patterned plains.
2D FIGURATIVE DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
In this form of illustration computer or iPad are the tools utilized to actualize these images. They are completely computer generated. Though some might be the product of digital drawing while others are driven by simple shapes whose dimensions and placement have been set in a particular way as to create a recognizable visual icon.
The use of digital photography in my practice is essential to capture the most spontaneous and calculated ideas. Using camera flash and other proper lighting creates a studio set-up that can translate dimension, movement and time.