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Digital Photography (2016)
"Smoke and mirrors" is an idiom that references magic tricks, suggesting trickery or deception. While I may not intentionally deceive others, I find a form on unconscious deception, as the way I view myself is different from how others perceive me.
Vegetable oil, oil paint, acrylic paint, borosilicate glass (2015)
I often mask my sadness with anger. Once anger disappates, my sadness is revealed with regret from my actions.
I used similar and opposite molecular polarities between vegetable oil, oil paint, and acrylic paint to create the dissolving effect. The similar refractive indexes of vegetable oil and borosilicate glass created the suspended painting illusion.
Adobe Photoshop (2016)
As technology advances, so does communication, allowing the media to reach more readers and audiences. Sensationalized stories often make the top of trending charts; do not let the influx of exaggerated stories distort perspectives.
Uncomfortable in my own skin
Vegetable Tanned Leather (2015)
A representation of three individual's physical insecurities. The abstracted forms remove associations with the human body, yet the skin medium maintains their origins.
Vegetable tanned leather, like human skin, turns darker when exposed to UV light. I used photo negatives to filter light, allowing the sun to naturally develop the image.
5 Stages of Grief
Paper Collage (2015)
1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance
Am I Thin Enough?
Bristol Paper (2015)
Trapped in a cycle of binge-eating and purging, many affected by bulimia feel unable to escape until they reach the unattainable "perfect" figure.
Digital Photography (2013)
As technology advances, people's lives become more integrated —and trapped — with their electronic devices.