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An Ode to She Who Is Most

“An ode to she who is most lovely and a regret to he who is least.” ++++++++++To have been enchanted by moonlit lakes silver-lined is not the same as to have been enchanted truly. To have been tempted by gleaming golds and gems is not the same as to have…

Yearbook Cover Design

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Winner (Design) Feb 2014 Certifications | Explanation FOREWORD: N/A IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more commercial art! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Telltale Frameworks

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Silver Key Winner (Drawing and Illustration) Feb 2014 Certifications | Explanation FOREWORD: N/A IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more illustrations! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Art Portfolio Master Gallery

ART STATEMENT: Art is why we call life “life” instead of “existence”. It is a medium that crosses language barriers, an idea bank that outlasts time, and a connector that weaves distinct cultures into one global community called humanity. Because art is the essence of ideas, I enjoy making statements…

Daydream Dressed

Do not fall in love with me. I will give you so many roses that their very touch becomes poison ivy. I will kiss you at every beautiful place, every park, every Paris, so that you can never go back without tasting me like blood in your mouth. Your dreams…

Settled Hearts

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Just Poetry, National Poetry Quarterly: Live Poets Society of New Jersey Topical Winner, Published Poet Published in Of Love and Dedication, Oct 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: See the explanation here. TEXT: Dearest ivory, There’s a special sheen to your smile And a suzy shimmer in your eyes, Everything about everglades…

The Roman Valentine

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Laura Thomas Communications: Junior Author’s Literary Contest Honorable Mentioned, Published Poet Certificate of Excellence Certifications FOREWORD: Another attempt at a scary story after my first one: Harold and the Herald of Silence. TEXT: I arranged to meet at Central Het Park. “Come at midnight,” I told her…

Farmside Tranquility

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Colors of Humanity Gallery Featured Exhibitionist “Landscapes” Exhibition Sept 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: Soft breezes blow large clouds past farm houses. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more digital paintings! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

A Microcosm of Color

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION American Art Awards Winning Photographer (4th) Sept 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: Concept explained in the art portfolio section. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more photography! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Sanity

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION American Art Awards Winning Photographer (2nd) Sept 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: Concept explained in the art portfolio section. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more photography! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Laundry?

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Black Box Gallery Featured Photographer Exhibition Oct 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: The winning piece “Laundry?” is part of a 4 photograph series found here! IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more photographs! Back to all Awards, Achievements,…

Van Nuys 100th Year Shirt

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium: Photoshop, Illustrator Style: T-Shirt Design Influence: N/A Model:  N/A DESCRIPTION: Asked by Van Nuys ASB Government to design their class shirt. This was the 100th year T-shirt design. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > Van Nuys 100th Year Shirt | Senior Class…

T-Shirt Design

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium:I Photoshop, Illustrator Style: Modern, Hipster-influence. Influence: T-Shirt Design Model:  N/A DESCRIPTION: A T-Shirt design on a sample spread sheet for the YUNiversity.com. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > Previous | Art Portfolio Home | Next See more commercial art! Back to…

Yearbook Cover Design

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium:I Photoshop Style: Modern Influence: Book Cover Design Model:  N/A DESCRIPTION: A yearbook cover design for my school’s end of the year memento. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > Previous | Art Portfolio Home | Next See more commercial art! Back to…

Global Youth Mission Logo

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium:I Photoshop, Illustrator Style: Sleek, Modern Typography Influence: Logo Design Model:  N/A DESCRIPTION: A logo design made for Global Youth Mission, a humanitarian organization that helps orphanages and rehabilitation centers in Mexico. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > Previous | Art Portfolio Home…

A Lonely Forest Run

DETAILS: Year: 2012-2014 Medium: Photoshop Style: Gothic-Dark Influence: Metamodernism, Graphic Design Model:  N/A DESCRIPTION: A Photoshop study that I worked on over the years. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > Previous | Art Portfolio Home | Next See more pieces! Back to all art!

The Amazing Adventures of an Average American Woman

DETAILS: Year: 2013-2014 Medium: Graphite, Photoshop, Illustrator Style: Comic Art Influence: American Comic Art, Feminism Model:  “Archie Comics” DESCRIPTION: Much in the same way micro-aggressions continue racism, outdated social traditions like matrimony perpetuate an innately biased perspective. My piece deals with the insidious custom of women changing their last names to match men’s….

The Theme of High School Education

DETAILS: Year: 2013 Medium: Oil Pastel Style: Abstract Influence: Expressionism Model:  Jean-Michael Basquiat DESCRIPTION: This is a story of education through time. Starting from primary colors, young children are pure and bold in their exploration. Growing up, they are encouraged by their parents to pursue art and literature. Nuances in the complexities of understanding…

Sanity

DETAILS: Year: 2009 Medium: Camera (Automatic) Style: Landscape Influence: Fine Art Photography Model: N/A DESCRIPTION: A few years ago, I was in Taiwan enjoying an artificial lake. Likely for tourist attraction, the lake had a strange tranquility to its murky water, and I wouldn’t have suspected any life in it were it not for…

Misty Spaces

DETAILS: Year: 2013 Medium: Camera (Wide) Style: Landscape Influence: Fine Art Photography Model: N/A DESCRIPTION: As a teenager, I often pass by my school’s cafeteria—crowded, loud, and commonplace. A common place, it wasn’t a golden plaque in honor of our school’s founder; it wasn’t a landmark of longevity like our school’s oldest tree. Too…

A Microcosm of Color

DETAILS: Year: 2013 Medium: Camera (Telephoto) Style: Microscopic Influence: Fine Art Photography Model: N/A DESCRIPTION: Found on a nearby flower, these ants, quite unknown to them, embody nature’s gift of beauty and strength. The amount of detail, color, and life in so tiny a space is staggering: the ants, dynamic and saturated with dark…