Sunday, November 20, 2011

Samantha Hogue

I stumbled upon Mrs. Hogue while researching art therapy.  I think what sticks out to me the most is that this artist creates personal works and uses a variety of mediums and styles to portray a mood, feeling, or idea.  It would also be good practice to create a couple more self-portraits.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Ashley Hope Carlislie

Ashley is a professor at the Univerisy of Wyoming.  Her sculptures represent who she is and her life experiences.  I do now know much about the above image but I believe that the bottom one came from a time when she was in the hospital or had just hurt her back and she was limited to what she could create.  The cocoon shapes were how she responded to her injury.  I chose these two images (over some of the ones I know more about) because I find them particularly interesting.  I love the repetition of line and shape. 

One of the aspects of Ashley's work that I would like to inspire my own at some point is the use of textures, colors, and shape to create beautiful movement and a subtle story.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jenny Venn

Jenny Venn is the graphic design instructor at the University of Wyoming.  I have taken 6 classes from her and her classes have really helped me to have a passion for for concept development and research.  One of the projects from her Graphic Design II class is a Social Justice poster series based on historical styles.  This project was one that really helped me know that I don't want to do traditional graphic design work but rather focus on social issues and use my graphic design skills in conjunction with my drawing and other work.  Some of my work inspired by her poster project.

The poster below is a design that Jenny did for the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.  To see more of her work, check out her blog