Monday, May 2, 2011

Final Four.

Last completed four thesis images.

Congratulations to all of the other senior shows! We made it!

Dissociation, 2011.


Separation Anxiety.



Last Image.

After much debate I have decided that I will continue with the portraiture series of my doubles after graduation.

It will be an expansion of the series, but will become a completely different series compared to the voyeuristic photographs I have been taking.

So with that, here is my final image of thesis. This photograph is titled Companionship.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

When Your Thesis Evolves At The Last Moment . . .

I had a thought over the weekend.
I remembered the days when my father used to take my sister and I out into the back yard and photograph us together.
It suddenly appeared to me that 'we' had never had our portrait taken together.
Having our portrait taken was like, we actually were two different people, more realistic.

The problem is . . . this starts a whole new series of photographs I yearn to create.

Here is our first family portrait.

Recent. Unfinished Work In Progress.

I have shot three of the four scenes I promised.
Here are the scenes dealing with Sexuality, Motherhood, and Bad Habits (Cigarette Smoking).

Monday, March 21, 2011

Still To Come.

-Cigarette Smoking (One wanting the other to quit).

-Revisiting Sexuality (Since the other two failed).

-Motherhood (Getting the infant model scheduled).

-Narcissism/ Beautifying (Super fun hair curlers and toe nail polishing).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Write your ideas, they will come alive.

Some of the topics I am exploring are personal. To sort through them all I am writing them down.

These will be the photographs to come. And you know what, I'm excited.

Already explored:



To come:


-Separation Anxiety

Test Shots. (I hate these photos).

Here is progress work. Un-retouched. Incomplete. Just searching for what I need.

Thoughts. Decisions.

I've been looking at a lot of artists that have dealt with doppelganger and alter ego.

What I realized now is that these are two different subjects and that while I was going into
alter ego, I realize my work is more doppelganger, as it should be.

Alter-ego is an opposite, someone who does not appear to look like you nor is you.
But, a doppelganger, is your twin, someone who appears to look like you and may be you.

Why have I not had this epiphany before? Suddenly it took a definition, to set me straight.

I have dealt with critiques that have set my work back in progress. That my now called
"twins" are not contrasted enough. But yet, they are twins, and if so, they come from the same womb, and they look like each other, but yet they are not the same personality.

Parents may clothe twins the same, but they know they will grow up to become different people.

This woman may look similar to me, she is my doppelganger, my twin, she is not my alter-ego.

More Artists.

Cornelia Hediger

Anthony Goicolea

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inspirational Artists.

Kelli Connell

Janieta Eyre



Monday, February 14, 2011

Past Video Work.

Dissasociation, 2010.

Coming Soon.

Thesis Proposal.

For a long time I have explored myself as an artist. Where my specific talents belong has been my greatest challenge. Fighting between the performing and visual arts I have always wondered which artist I will become. I have experience in both the visual and performing arts, beginning to draw and paint since the age of five and singing since the age of eight. I have had formal training in both fields, enrolling in excelled art courses in high school and attending Ringling College, as well as having private voice lessons for five years beginning at age fourteen.
I began to think that I was crazed, a split personality at best I figured my struggles with my talents would just collide one day, or dreadfully my heart would be split to choose one or the other. I have already begun exploring this sort of personal struggle with dual lives and personalities in some of my digital video work. Suddenly, I realized I wish to continue. My thesis would consist of self-portraiture and performance. Unless my emotions can be projected through someone else I do not see it as possible in any other way. I have many sketches to be drawn on imagery and video surrounding the concept of being trapped, stuck, and suffering.
I plan to work with installations and video, possibly capturing still images for large print. There are now two immediate installations I have in mind. Just by combining performance with my installation work and still captures, I believe this signifies my worlds colliding, though they are clashing in such a melancholy way.


I will be posting and updating inspirational posts and unfinished work for my 2011 Thesis.