My inspiration comes from my own head- I get things from my own head- then, I do my research. I see myself in either New York or Paris in five years, designing my own clothing line. Through this program, I have learned how to work with different types of media- cyanotypes and video are mediums, which I would never have had an opportunity to work with in my own school. Everything in this program has been very new to me, I have learned so many things and am very grateful.
“Random, fun, free, weird” These are words I would use to describe my work. I have learned a lot through Identity Blueprint. I’ve learned how to use lights as design for photography. Five years from now I believe that I will have my own photography studio. I enjoy taking pictures and am currently in the process of discovering my style.
I went to a school where everything was driven by guidelines. Identity Blueprint has been better for me because I have realized that I can do a range of things. I’m happy because now I don’t worry about being perfect. I have realized that a sketchbook doesn’t have to look a certain way. I can do whatever I want. I try not to think of anything while working, because I want people who are looking at my art to have their own opinion about my art-feel the way they want to feel.
I don’t want to force any impression on somebody else, because that’s how I view
art. I don’t view it as having to have a meaning.
I do a lot of mixed media- inside and outside the program. I do drawings, paintings, etchings, mono-prints, video-editing and graphic arts too. I haven’t mastered anything yet. I am inspired by people. You can’t not be
inspired by people. I’m inspired by various things- it could be something someone on the street said, something that I’m thinking, some time spent with friends, everything slides in to my work in some way or the other. Nothing big really inspires me- like “Global Warming” or something is too abstract. The minute details are where I find my inspiration.
I don’t really let the opinions of others go to my head-my own opinion drives everything I do. I critique my work a lot.Things I think about most are my inspirations from other artists, like Keith Haring and Sean-Michel Basquiat I enjoy abstract, weird, imaginative art. I see myself at a school for Fashion Merchandising-and then working as a freelance artist. If I headed the workshop for one day, I would incorporate collage in the workshop curriculum. Since I joined the workshop I focus a lot more on photography, and not just on drawing and painting.
Everything in my environment, or things I see in nature inspire me. Things that I read and things that I see on T.V. inspire me too. I try to mimic bits of the styles of anime artists, but infuse bits of my own ideas in order to make the work my own. I look at magazines and get inspiration. I’m taking a fashion design class. I take direct inspiration and incorporate it into my designs. I want to be a Fashion designer. I would describe my style as goth, I use a lot of black.
My work is always about my responsibility, every single artwork I do has to show some kind of characteristic about me. Five years from now I see myself as starting my PhD. My art is about my expression as a person, and how it shows off my characteristics. My art is about me. You cannot force someone to draw or force someone to feel. You must be dedicated to art to create it.
I am inspired by the Japanese style of art, ‘anime’. I was introduced to Japanese art and animation by my cousin when I was eleven. I use a lot of black, red and blue in my art. I enjoy the fine arts-painting and illustration are my favorite.
I decided to join the Identity Blueprint Project for a variety of reasons. I want to improve my techniques and become a better artist. I want to put to use a part of my life that has been no more than a hobby. I want to create works that can be viewed, enjoyed and never forgotten. I want my sketches to be more than simple line drawings- I want them to be art. I also want to interact with new people that share my interests. Identity Blueprint is my chance to show the world what I can do, and that I am an artist