These videos show experiences I had with nature throughout this course. I wanted to capture the visuals and sounds I saw while moving through these environments and to capture a serene and altered experience that suggests a fragmented memory of the experience.
This piece was created to show how nature and the animal instincts we have
never die. Bowerbirds are birds that create an artist environment around their
mating hut in order to attract a mate. In the past I have used the Bowerbird's
idea of collecting colorful objects in my work to show how similar humans and
animals really are.
Through this project I created a natural Bowerbird hut out of sticks,
colorful flowers and ribbons. I proceeded to burn the hut to emphasize that
although we can destroy and ignore our natural instinct and environment, they
will always sprout up again in one form or another, never truly dying.
Throughout this series I wanted to
create a sense of play in an altered environment.By framing the foreground, middle ground, and
background of vast landscapes I am trying to compress the viewer into a
restricted and altered world.In this altered
realm mundane and inanimate objects come alive and roam freely across the
landscape.The relationship between
these objects and their surroundings show a freedom from reality and an interaction
with the water, land and the air.
While creating this piece I wanted
to explore the space within a single frame and create a variety of movements in
motion that range in speed and, at times, defy gravity.The movements created show individuality and
a social interaction between the toys in motion.The experience the toys have with one another
and by themselves create a sense of beauty and connection between these man-made
objects and their surroundings.
is a sense of freedom in these framed and compressed environments as these
colorful balls float around the still frame.This juxtaposition between these two opposites is something that I
wanted to convey and experiment with through this work.I want the viewer to experience the mundane
as a source of beauty through the interactions it has with nature and for the
viewer’s inner child to be awaken by the playfulness of these objects.