Body art has a lot to say about an individual such as personality, feelings, and expression. By painting on mannequins I can replicate some approaches of traditional body art, but the real questions I would like to answer, as the viewer sees my art, are: how do individuals bridge themselves with the piece? What kind of feelings do they gain from it?
As the theme of the grad show is "Bridge", I wanted to create a figurative bridge between light and dark, fantasy and reality. I chose to do this using photography, as it was a perfect opportunity to push the possibilities with Photoshop and light paint photography. The images are intended to evoke an emotional reaction with colour, with the content being more of a general introduction.
I have created a predominantly typographic magazine, untitled., revolving around my peers and our time in the Visual Communications program. I wanted to connect the viewer through the exact thoughts of my peers through either their own writing or words within my articles for the magazine. As well, it has connected us as graduating Visual Communications students, by allowing us to share our stories, breakthroughs, and struggles with one another, and the public.
My project is a series based off of a concept that I first imagined over a decade ago. My work combines soft surreal backgrounds with refined animated illustrations, resulting in a unique composition for each individual piece. People, while viewing my body of work, should feel a sense of immersion into the fantastical world depicted in front of them.
I am fascinated by old masters and their ability to create such a realistic image by capturing fine details. In this set of freehand drawn and painted portraits, is the study of the bridge between what the eye can observe and what the hand can recreate on a two dimensional surface through the manipulation and placement of light and shadow to create space and depth.
My submissions into the grad show can be described as large scale abstract painting. The paintings are intended to bridge my life experiences and feelings of those experiences with the audience. I feel that abstraction always leaves something hidden which gives the audience the freedom to make assumptions on what it is and how I felt at the time I created the piece. But will they ever know for sure? Probably not.
My piece bridges the gap between my strong mechanically based background with my artistic side. I love building in 3D, and wanted a challenge. I decided to reconstruct the Power Armor suit from the Fallout 4 video game because I knew it would make an impressive grad project.
This collection of cinemagraphs provides the perfect bridge between my love of photography and videography. Creating these moving portraits tells a dynamic story–highlighting on one specific moment of the narrative. I hope to provoke a sense of fascination within the mind of the viewer.
My grad piece explores the bridge between two people in a relationship and the emotions that they experience together. Every emotion involved in a relationship builds to make the connection between them that much stronger.
This series of illustrations is focusing on the connections people make with each other. Hands can create literal “bridges” between people, and with a simple gesture they can convey emotion. Sometimes we build relationships and sometimes we break them, so I wanted to explore those different aspects of human connections in my own illustrative approach.
Our minds are the bridge between consciousness and physical reality. This piece is an exploration of what happens when the pathways in our brain form unhealthy connections, how we internalize trauma, and what things we struggle with in the quiet moments after.
Fawn de Nysschen
The work I have created for the final exhibition centers around a girl and a disorder. The representation of her life as art is how I have chosen to bridge her story with how the public can proceed to be empathetically inspired to take action in their own lives to make a difference.
Sabrina Di Marco
woodcut relief prints that combine illustration and photography. Utilizing contemporary themes that have arisen in our culture. Loosely based off of Grimm’s fairytales.
This introductory scene to my graphic novel “August Gone” explores the composition of the page as visual art, and plays with concepts of bridging the gap between conceptions of “high” (cultural, museum-level) and “low” (pop image and everyday design) arts. The scene is also a test of my style consistency and narrative art skill.
My paintings are based on concepts of emotion and are comprised of portraits collaged with abstract sources of objects. These expressions, objects and colours are all related to collective themes, aimed at bridging the viewer not only to the paintings themselves, but their own interpretations.
The birth canal is a bridge from the womb to the world. To depict this, I have chosen to create porcelain encasements filled with nylon and overflowing with seemingly viscous materials that resemble the human body as it flows through the stages of growth.
I chose to work with puppetry to combine my love of being hands on, with the theatre. Using word association, I quite literally connected my piece with Bridge by making a troll. I could not of course leave him without some friends though!
My artworks demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction. I believe It challenges the social norms we continually reconstruct; I focus on the idea of ‘public freedom’ as a muse, because I truly believe that anyone can do anything at any given moment.
2 My grad piece is a series of acrylic paintings on canvas depicting certain figures and events from various mythological tales that originate from a variety of different cultures. By having such different paintings based on mythology, as part of a series, bridges the gap between cultures and their unique histories and the beliefs that shaped them.
For my grad piece, I have drawn a series of bridges with pastel. By colouring these bridges and their environments in the style of post-impressionism, I feel I am more engaged in the process of recapturing that moment I crossed the bridge.
2. My work is a description of the technical traits of the human body. It describes every part of the human body and its specific role of importance in life. No one would be able to live this life without their bodies, and the functions that they perform. I have decided to create an appreciation piece to honor the work that our bodies do for us every day.
For my final grad show project I have created a pop-up book which I had never previously done before, but wanted to challenge myself. In my book, I will tell of the journey and show the appreciation I’ve had studying in another country for the first time.
The piece I have created for this show is an accumulation of the last 16 years of my life. It is about bridging all of my education and experiences together to create a piece that not only represents my past but my future as well.