break-down, build-up, revise, renew
I will be drawing on scrap pieces of materials from projects, and leaving these drawings at places I go to. On these pieces I write the address of this website, and my instagram.
I leave something behind, with the possibility and hopes of making a new connection.
1 known connection made thus far
I wondered if I would be smarter as a plant
I would waste less
Maybe the world would feel quieter
I looked at the smile as an expression that was frequently falsified for the sake of conforming to the roles taken on during interactions, and typical gender constructs. I also found studies online declaring that forcing a smile, by biting down on a pencil, could trick your brain into thinking you are naturally smiling. This spurred a daily photo series that spanned the course of a month. I silkscreened a shirt that reads: ‘DON’T FORGET TO SMILE.’ The shirt would act as my uniform while I worked on this project, symbolizing the constant reminders I receive in my daily life. I would put on the shirt, bite down on a pencil, force a smile, document it, and repeat.
Looking at life drawing as an observational study and grouping silhouettes to create interrupted and more abstracted forms.
Drawings of family photographs, distilled and simplified. I cut into the images to create a focal point for the viewer, a place where the eye can look in.
A project exploring the selfie – multiplicity – disposability – with reference to animation and film processes. 300 drawings of 300 different selfie photos accompanied by a video showing each image.