Pillsbury vanilla icing on dress, semolina detailing. Dress form constructed from plastic, duct tape, paper, and paper towels.
Out of all the projects I have ever done, this one is my favorite.
The short story: An iced wedding dress (as in Pillsbury vanilla icing) with semolina detailing. The dress form torso is made of a plastic bag and duct tape, stuffed with paper towels, old exam papers, and anything else I could find. This is supported by a camera tripod, and the lower dress portion is constructed of pleated wrapping paper, plain side facing outward. Dimensions are approximately 4’8″ for the height of the dress and 5’10” for the overall installation.
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Pencil on bristol, 11×14″ (2014).
The view of CIEMAS from under the Perkins/Bostock bridge. I got absolutely covered in mosquito bites, drawing this at dawn and dusk. I sent the original to my financial aid donors, who have hopefully given this a better home! Pencil on bristol, 19×24″ (2010).
Sketch book drawing for a friend, 9×12″ (2010).
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This is the final project I did for my senior-year comics class. I drew inspiration from some experiences I had with the Duke squirrels, as well as my family’s nickname for me, which is “squirrel.” (Don’t ask why…) Be sure to flip through the slide show below to see the whole story!
This is a comic I did for a class my senior year (2013). I drew inspiration from some of the Korean history I had studied in high school. This particular piece was also displayed as part of the Kenan Institute for Ethics “What is Good Art?” exhibition. It was funny to see the difference in opinions between the artists and the philosophers. When I presented this piece in art class, everyone said that I needed to be clearer about the point. When I talked to philosophers about it, they told me that they wanted more room for thought!
Until I took a comics class, I never realized how difficult it was to make a comic. There are so many steps and considerations. The artist has to draw, pen, and Photoshop (or otherwise edit) the work. There needs to be a flow to the story, and there are words, both as narrative and dialogue. I definitely left the class with a new-found respect for comic book artists.
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