So, the competition was about designing a skin for Sony's new TRiK iPod speaker system with the theme revolving around any genre of music
I enjoy good music, be it metal, trance, house, hip-hop, pop, classical, rock etc. I really couldn't limit myself to depicting a certain genre.
Music, to me, is more than a favourite band or a lifestyle. It's medicine for my soul and body, my remedy. Music grants me the wings I weren't born with, allowing for a temporary slip into a greater world. It is through music I feel alive and as long as I have music, I will never be alone.
As for the symbolism behind the piece, my first intention was to make a play around the BP oil spill, a critique if you may. This piece was to be may way of helping out, my way of saying Stop, we will have no more of this. And if I, through my piece, could even make one person become more aware of what's going on, I would have fulfilled my purpose.
It's truly sad what is going on in this world with all the greed, racism and corruption. Where people exploit both each other and their surroundings. A world where money means everything and compassion, kindness and love is regarded as weaknesses, meaning nothing.
However, as I kept working other thoughts came to mind..
For far too long have we had our attention on the 'bad', and this piece would be no exception. Focusing on how bad things are does not help, it's time to re-think.
There is beauty in this. No matter how seemingly dark the situation seems you always have the choice to see the good. Instead of looking at the situation with hopelesness, cowering in fear as you have been told to do, widen your senses. Look at it for what it really means. It is through catastrophes like the oil spill and other disasters that the good within people can manifest. Every day people open up their eyes and 'wake up' to what's going on. There is no need to be afraid any more, we are strong and together we are even stronger. Nature seeks constant balance and these disasters are just another way for things to even out. A forest fire if you may, forcing us to re-think our way of life and our behaviours, burning away the bad within us, making way for the good to grow.
Music has the same kind of impact on our life on a more individual level. It too can manifest through that special song, or those lyrics and completely change you, burning away the 'bad' within you. That is the analogy I want you to make.
In the end I just wanted to make something I would love to have on my TRiK if I had one, a cool piece of art with monsters in it. I'm sorry if this deviates from the brief of the contest.
This is my entry for the contest "The Give the Gift of Art".
It is hard when trust is need in a relationship, and words are useless and meaningless. This is how a woman would like to give the clean an true love for the man she loves. It can be represents all woman who ever felt so clean love for a man, but someway he regrets or can not see it. If a man could feel a woman's real love...not to feel it but feel the same deep surrender , devotion, solicitude... many anger, misunderstood, grief and thought could be just disappear. True love and clean mind, on a higher level of the soul is my wish and gift for the man I love. Under the protection and blessing of the angels who are with us through all progress of our soul.
Made in Photoshop CS6, Genius i406 ( would really love to win a wacom!)
listen as the wind blows
from across the great divide
voices trapped in yearning
memories trapped in time
the night is my companion and solitude my guide
would I spend forever here and not be satisfied?
Created for the contest for Traditional Art Day 2007
charcoal: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
graphite: 2B lots of Q-tips
You can say that here difficult to define where evil and where good is.... But in a reality all is so. It is seldom possible to tell, that something is good or bad. And what you can name good, for someone other can be evil.... It's my opinion and position.
Este retrato es un regalo que hice para Adrián, entrenador del centro canino de Montegatto [link] en La Coruña. Esta es su encantadora perrita Venus. Estoy muy agradecia por todo lo que nos han enseñado, tanto a mis perros como a mi
More dog portraits;
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This is my 2nd digital piece, and my 1st digital painting. It took me forever to learn how to paint with Photoshop OMG it's super freaking hard!!! haha but I got it now.
Before: Freddy, the puffer fish, is surrounded by strange flesh-eating creatures (please don't bother asking what kind of fish they are because I have no clue haha). Looks like the life of the little fish has ended.
After: Freddy puffed, and scared them all away. HE'S STILL ALIVE!
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