i’m sure you’re wondering if i’ve done anything else creative in my life. why yes, yes i have. take a look:
holga photography– for my senior art show i was inspired by henri cartier-bresson and his idea of the decisive moment. i toted my big ol’ bulky 120mm film camera onto the playground of the daycare i worked at. i fell in love with what i developed, the way i had fallen in love with each smushy face i watched almost daily.
“To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” true dat, henri. true dat.
tiny collage on playing cards– these were something that kept my hands busy and mind clear during a pretty stressful transition from college to real life. i might describe them as a meditation craft of sorts. every time i look at them i want to make more… but i just haven’t yet…
“an elephant never forgets” dry-point print & watercolor– printmaking was one of my surprising favorite class of mine in college. i never really dabbled in printmaking of any sort, but really fell in love with it. this was actually my very first print i ever made. way back in ancient times when i was still a “redding”! this print has been sent to the Well Grounded Omaha Coffee House, check it out!
loy krathong in three materials– i don’t remember what the assignment was or if there was constraints, but i know that i knew what my project was going to show. it was going to be simple, yet convey distance and height and time passing. loy krathong was one of my favorite thai holidays to celebrate when i was a kid. it was beautiful. so i simplified the life cycle of a lantern.
chicago mural– i took a few art classes at NEIU the summers after i graduated. one of them was a painting class, which turned out to be a mural painting class! i was really excited, but a little nervous for the whole project. luckily the professor was amazing as well as the other creative souls in the class. i also met my best friend there, but we didn’t know we would be friends then! i worked mostly on the left side of the mural and also painted most of the flowers. so here’s the mural, you can find it on the side of the montessori school on pulaski and bryn mawr in chicago.
hope these have given you a good idea about what i’m capable of! contact me if you have any questions or are interested in custom work!