Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
For this final assignment I hope to tackle the issue of misrepresentation of people suffering from anorexia. My goal with this piece is to bring to light how society views people with eating disorders as nothing more than the disease but that in truth they are people first, they have a past, a family, goals, and spirits that live beyond the disease. I plan on juxtaposing images of people suffering from anorexia –not done in the traditional harsh light they tend to be displayed in but in a soft, loving manner with images of my cousin.
Sarah died from the disease when I was six, she was only 18 and is my main inspiration for this piece. The only memories I have of her are from when I was 4-6 years old and those were the two years where the disease took over. I want to try and get back to the way a child would see someone with this issue. I was always aware that she was ill and had it explained to me by my parents but because of the innocent child’s point of view I never saw her as the disease but instead as someone who I loved dearly without ever concentrating on the external. By using both redrawn images from old family photos, some photo reprints and articles about her life-birth announcement, write ups in the paper about things she accomplished in her youth along with her obituary and possibly some belongings of hers I now have in my possession. By putting these too styles of images together I hope to open a dialogue about how the disease and also facilitate some person closure.
The Following are a few images I've chosen from the book.
Here's a link to the rest of the images in the piece: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56993399@N02/sets/72157625464541419
Monday, November 22, 2010
And finally the piece I'm most invested in is for Representation of Memory and Desire. The work I'm doing is based around the misrepresentation of people with eating disorders.My goal with this piece is to bring to light how society views people with eating disorders as nothing more than the disease but that instead they are people first, they have a past, a family, goals, and spirits that live beyond the disease.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
For my latest painting studio assignment I tried painting on glass. The window the piece was done on was being thrown out by some neighbours and brought to my attention by one of my roommates. It was a larger format than I've been working in lately as it seems a lot of my ideas are becoming more installation and interaction based paintings. I'm pretty happy with the results and would like to experiment more on glass surfaces.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
My latest finished assignment for school had to do with the dream portrait. However what we deemed a dream or a portrait was up for debate. I chose to go in terms more of a goal and the focus of regaining what has been lost and again having some type of control over my life and the control over certain information pertaining to past events.
The Image I chose to go with is an appropriation of a Victorian death photo. I took the original image and redrew it replacing the child in the photo with a image of me from when I was about 4 . They are done on 3 inch by 4 inch wood panels with watercolour paper attached to their surface and repeated a total of 13 times.