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This piece is inspired by grief. It's about running away from grief, and the person you were years ago. You're desperate to not be identified with the trauma and loss you suffered, but after time, you realize that it will always be a part of you. Just in a different form.
Well, usually couple selfies are not the most candid photos, except this one. Possibly it's because they didn't look at the camera. They were looking at each other, both passionately and shy at the same time. And I'm still curious, which photo was better? Mine, or his?
Synchronicity and chess. A series of 3 digital art pieces; "Hide and seek", "The play field", and "Checkmate". Life is like chess, events happen at the same time to result in outcomes we may or may not have foreseen. It is our journey in life, synchronized moves. Will you checkmate it before you get checkmated?
I like to create visual work that creates moments of serenity from unusual or overlooked objects and landscapes. I have spent the last couple of years refining my practice, but I enjoy creating work that invokes that sense of stillness yet still feels colourful and playful.
My self portrait work is an exploration of quiet confidence and calm, moments of deep thinking and reflection, and most importantly a weekly practice to improve my photography. I’ve been pairing my self portraits with poems that I love. Poetry creates space for empathy, helps us to see our common humanity. Poetry has also offered me an opportunity to stay in and reflect on and heal from memories of painful experiences. I’m growing as a photographer and post pandemic when it’s more possible to photograph others, I hope to continue with self portraits as an exercise in self exploration, an exploration of my secrets if you will.
This work is something that I feel deeply, as it is still so fresh to me. It feels as though I've alienated this idea of love onto someone and tried manifesting something between him and me only for it resulting in getting my feelings hurt. You really do expect the love you deserve from someone, and this is just my thought process as I go over and over my situation, trying to understand that it isn't meant to be, and if it is, maybe someday... I have so much love for this person, but it's never been the time for us. That was just a long ramble, sorry. This work is just me feeling sad, wanting someone who doesn't want me back but knowing there will always be a part of me that will always want them. Even if loving them hurts.
"Repressed" (Self Portrait), 2021 (IMAGE: RAFFERTY_JOSEPH_1)"Healing is the Earth" (Self Portrait), 2021 (IMAGE: RAFFERTY_JOSEPH_2)"Follow Where Mind Goes"(Self Portrait),2021 (IMAGE: RAFFERTY_JOSEPH_3)Images from self portrait project, "MOMENT by MOMENT".PROJECT STATEMENT:Standing at the intersection of crescendo & incremental change. Infected with the virus I altered my life to avoid. My foulness is nauseating: regret, shame, isolation.My body becomes a hermitage-small, remote, distant. My agonizing walk becomes a spiritual journey - I begin to follow where my mind went."MOMENT by MOMENT" explores the importance of painful moments in the transformation of one's life for realization of growth. Extreme exhaustion, chronic pain and discomfort have a way of slowing things down. The body becomes an ashram, sitting with one's perceptions, forcing only the breath and noticing the subtle happenings of the world.Foundation for all medicine is botany - healing is the earth. Lying in the grass, breathing in the trees exhalation-grounding is nature. Looking into Sky's darkening gradation to space, recognizing my humble, yet priceless place in the universe. These interconnections give experiences meaning.Moments represents strength in the awareness of fragility, perspective of the transcendent amongst biological chaos.
This poem is my inner secrets to how I feel about the current world we are living in.
Diana Stanga’s botanical illustrations are bold yet elegant, finding inspiration in the variety and beauty of the natural world. Each striking design expertly balances areas of intricate detail with areas of emptiness, with a strong focus on the botanical rather than the ‘floral’.With more than 10 years experience as a Textile Designer, Diana Stanga’s illustrations are informed by her innate understanding of tone, texture and pattern. The first collection, ‘Japonica’, was designed after discovering the tropical flora on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Using her signature monochromatic palette, Stanga adopted a classical Japanese technique for her botanical studies - using the finest 00 brush and Japanese carbon ink to lay delicate strokes, one next to the other, building each image in a slow and meditative fashion.
A selfportrait of me and my brother. We used to be so close. We did almost everything together, had the same friends, liked the same music. With this photograph I tried so find out how I could ever leave him when I had to move out.
i'm from himalayas india and basically i'm a student plus i explore himalayas like an alpinists.i took this picture last year when i went to a very inner part of himalayas where i spent few days with the shephards living &camping with them. thats wheere i could write this that what i see and what as a human i experience inside me in a very poetic or artistic way .
My name is malpi palpi i made this poems using my collage skills, its in spanish.
My work is about how the isolation of this pandemic is being handled by different people. The black and white image shows how it has affected people's mental health. This could cause disorientation and loss of synchronicity of day and time. The clock show how slow time pass by when ur inside cooped up. The blindfold represents the uncertainty we are facing on what's going to happen due to this pandemic. On the other hand, others are basking in this moment of isolation or just finding ways to cope up such as learning a new skill, bonding with family members, finding comfort through playing music, immersing in marathon of netflix shows, etc...
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