'How romantic' // Barbara Kruger || The Kissing Sailor // Drawing appropriation
By making subtle changes in this charcoal rendition of The Kissing Sailor, I attempt to reveal more of the truth behind this iconic "love story" image. In reality, this sailor had been drinking and grabbed the first random women he saw and gave her a kiss. The highly publicized depiction of "love" is actually just a historical documentation of female harassment. In my design, I emulated the work of Barbara Kruger who is well known for her use of red blocks and white Futura Bold Oblique text over publicized images of women. Her use of bold, satyrical statements serves as social commentaries of the stereotypes of women. In my work, my intent was to make a parallel to society's innocent views of The Kissing Sailor to the ignorance of peers to college sexual assault cases that often start at parties. The growing rape culture on college campuses should be taken seriously, and alcohol is not an excuse.
Scatter Brained // Digital Illustration, Self-Portraiture and Letterpress
Growing up with severe ADHD has inspired a number of my personal art and design pieces. This poster illustrates how words of discouragement can negatively affect self-image for people struggling with a mental disability. I photoshopped a self-portrait to achieve the shattering effect. I used digital Letterpress and physical letter press to type the words over the image.
One Bird // Digital Illustration and Letterpress
This digitally rendered print illustrates the physical contents of a dead bird's stomach floating around the ocean, the origin in which the bird ate the debris. This poster serves as a call to action to education oneself about problems around pollution and the endangerment of wild life around the world.
Cinderella // Digital Illustration
Snow White // Digital Illustration
The above two images are inspired by the idea of the evolution of the Disney princess moving from "damsel in distress" to strong, independent heroin. A spin on some of the famous words from Cinderella and Snow White show what I believe young girls should be hearing and reading as they grow up.