Monday, September 29, 2008

Wish You Where Here...

Title: City Block
Medium: Silkscreen
Location: Urban Landscape
City Block represents my attachment to city life. I feed off the energy of the city and find myself enveloped in street art, fashion, and music. This design represents my home both in Philadelphia and New York. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, I was living in Park Slope, in Brooklyn. I frequently find myself traveling back and forth to these cities and consider both to be my home. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wish you were here part two...

Title: Untitled
Medium: Digital Photograph/ Photoshop
Location: Melbourne, Australia

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Melbourne Australia. I will always have a solid place in my heart for this city for multiply reasons. Melbourne is where I was reunited with my childhood best friend who had moved there years prior. This is the city where I was given the opportunity to study with great scholars at the Uni of Melbourne. However, what I loved most about Melbourne was its bohemian feel. This is definitely a city that embraces and thrives on art. 

These photographs which I took are of a local beach about 10 minutes from the city named St. Kilda's Beach. I manipulated the photograph to make it look more dramatic and dark. I added additional photographs of underwater creatures that I took at the Melbourne Aquarium. Australia is known for the deadliest jellyfish. 

As the weather begins to get colder and the days short, I am reminded of my life when I lived in Australia... 10 minutes from a beach...  Though I do not live there now, this city will always be a part of me.