I was deeply inspired by lyrics to the song “Beachcomber” by Pomegranates; "Headed for the beach, what are you looking for? You said you're looking for yourself, somewhere off the shore. If you find yourself, does that mean you were looking too? And if you find yourself, how will you know it's you?"
Every now and then I need a reminder that it's okay to slow down, to be patient, and not be so hard on myself. Learning to enjoy the continual work in progress of 'me'.
Personal piece, 2018
I also made a playlist for these gentle times. :)
Editorial piece for the National Labor Federation about women leading the fight for working communities.
Illustrations for Pretty Picture Club's July theme of Tiny Worlds!
1.) Beneath the surface of our often turbulent thoughts, each one of us contains a deep calm. This piece was inspired by learning more about transcendental meditation, and how we can work on our ability to access this calm.
2.) Relax and enjoy a piece of peace!
3.) Ain't no party like a pathogen party cuz a pathogen party is unsafe so plz value water. This tiny world impacts the whole world so let's make sure we create access to clean, potable water. These organisms might seem cute but no one needs an invite to a pathogen party.
Personal poem/zine about growing up.
Cover illustration for a playlist I curated called "Porch Light"; vibes of a light breeze, low humidity, sitting in the light of a summer sunset.
Link to playlist!
A personal alphabet series of spot illustrations about growing concerns we have about the world. This first set is the environmental edition with a possible social edition to come in the future.
Inspired by the format of small board-books for children, the stylistic objective was to take these serious current events and turn them into something friendly and approachable. Many of these concepts are not widely understood, but are brought together through the familiarity of the latin alphabet.
Check out the project blog with full descriptions of each issue to learn more: abconcerns.tumblr.com
Illustrations of Fun Facts for Pretty Picture Club, August 2017!
1.) A condition called synesthesia can cause senses to overlap. Tasting colors? Smelling sounds? Hearing textures? Sign me up!
2.) There are various senses in addition to the five basic human senses. Balance, temperature, pain/danger, itch, hunger/thirst, space, time, direction, are all senses we use as humans!
Just keep going!✨
Personal piece, 2018
Some fun ideas for inventions for the future!
1.) A Get-it-together Gizmo
2.) Mood Manager
Pretty Picture Club - May 2018
A trio of animated gifs created for Odds Are, a group show about coincidence and probability in April 2018 at Blockfort Columbus gallery and studio space.
01 - Things Are Falling Into Place; Being in the right place at the right time.
02 - Synchronicity; The concept of simultaneous thoughts, feelings, and ideas connected to our collective consciousness.
03 - Pick A Hand; Sometimes an instance of coincidence is an illusion we construct by connecting dots and making meaning. And sometimes it's magic.✨
I still look for things in the clouds like I'm 6 years old.
Pretty Picture Club - February 2018
Find your light and let it shine!
Silent 4-panel comic for Pretty Picture Club's March 2018 theme.
I made these oxymorons (and first big animated gif attempt!) for Pretty Picture Club's June 2017 theme!
1.) Unconscious Awareness: Somewhere within the layers of our human limitations we consist of dreams, memory, lucidity, processes, and motivations that run alongside consciousness. I'm so fascinated by this undercurrent that flows through our lives!
2.) Bitter Sweet: Moments are moments because they don't last. Sometimes letting go feels bitter, but the memories are sweet to savor. You reach a new point and let go of the past. I wanted to illustrate a small moment of nostalgia sweet enough to give you cavities; but cavities hurt so don't stay too long.
The word Sonder comes from a definition written by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Sonder; n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
I found the meaning of Sonder absolutely breathtaking.
Every Sunday for forty Sundays, I decided to illustrate a stranger and imagine part of their existence within a short three-lined poem; these are their stories.
As humans, our memory plays a large role in how we navigate the world. Our problem solving skills are unique human traits, depending on our past experiences to make decisions and grow as individuals.
For my undergrad senior thesis, I created a series of conceptual illustrations depicting a selection of memory types and processes using simple shapes and limited palettes. I then decided to adapt them into a memory exercise, an iteration of the game Concentration, forming what is essentially a memory game about memory.
ROM is designed to engage, educate and refine recollection; a type of memory retrieval through the act of reconstructing memory often utilizing logical structures, partial memories, narratives, or clues.
The beauty of a book!
Personal work 2016.