Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I realize now that I never posted my Ely which is a fancy name for our senior thesis project. I wanted to wait until the very end of it to post it anywhere because it went through so many renovations. I have a collection of about 100 vintage postcards acquired over the past 7 years or so. Each one was selected not because of the picture on the front but for the mysterious messages written on them. This project was intended to visually show my interpretation of the messages written on these postcards. I hope to eventually publish a book of these and more.
Monday, May 3, 2010
This was one of two parts for the story of the Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. For those who don't know the story: a girl is selling matches on New Years. When she doesn't sell any she decides not to go home because her father will beat her. To keep warm she strikes match after match, seeing an inviting hallucination each time. This painting is one of her visions of looking into the window of a rich merchant's home on Christmas. She dies from the blistering cold in the end which will be part two of this series.