October2014

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Comic Art, Feminism Model:  “Archie Comics” DESCRIPTION: Much in the same way micro-aggressions continue racism, outdated social traditions like matrimony perpetuate an innately biased perspective.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…

Self Portrait: Impressionism

DETAILS: Year: 2011-2012 Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor Style: Broken brush Influence: Impressionism Model: “Night Lights” by Leonid Afremov DESCRIPTION: I’d like to think of myself more an optimist rather than lover or a fighter. On rainy days, I keep my feet off the ground and away from puddles; I form my own sunshine when gloom…

Telltale Frameworks

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium: Ink, Photoshop Style: Landscape Realism Influence: Romanticism’s nature ideals Model: European city Photostock picture. DESCRIPTION: “Telltale Frameworks” challenges our misconception of civilization. While clock towers symbolize the passage of time, there is really no time-told achievement to be proud of: still the town appears ghostly and ominous, still the buildings…

Neoclass Is the New Class

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium: Graphite, Photoshop Style: Fashion Illustration Influence: Neoclassicism, Neoclassical fashion, summer clothing brands Model: Oscar de la Renta’s work DESCRIPTION: A friend once told me the Neoclassical era was the worst era to be born in as a stylist—all there was were plain, white gowns. I set out to prove her wrong….

Modern Vanitas I

DETAILS: Year: 2011-2012 Medium: Acrylic Style: Renaissance Art Influence: Renaissance, Vanitas Model: “Still Life with Bouquet and Skull” by Adriaen van Utrecht DESCRIPTION: One of my earlier pieces. Trying sfumato and chiaroscuro, I treated this piece more as a visual for what I learned in Art History rather than just a composition piece with…

Morning Mirror Reality

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium: Clay, Varnish, Acrylic, Wood, Frame Style: Classical Influence: Classicism, Greek Individualism, Consumerism, American Perfectionism Model: “Bust of Lucius Verus” DESCRIPTION: The American pursuit for perfection is reflected in this marble-esque statue. The age-old societal pressures for beauty and fitness produce perfectly sculpted figures but at a…

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…