Fine Art Portfolio
I majored in Art Practice at Stanford, and here is a portfolio of my artwork. I have worked in various media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media.
"Digital Translations"In this series, I explored the multiple meanings of digit(al). I started with a physical representation of a hand with digits, with an outlet on the wrist. Then, I took a photo of the ceramic piece, and covered it with tiles of electrical outlets. Translating this back into the physical, I painted this with acrylic paints. Next, I photographed the painting and overlayed RGB numbers correlating to the colors in each section to create a final digital representation. In this project, I examined the meaning of digit (fingers), the connections between digital and physical (electrical outlets), and numerical digits (number values).
"Fish Skin"I made a wearable fish skin, including a top and a tail with fins. This was created for a project in a sculpture class. This garments is a wearable form to that dictates the wearers movement in a specific environment.
"Illustrations of Time"This series includes three illustrations of time (time burning/melting away, frozen in time, and spinning in circles). The candle was made by making a plaster mold and filling it with wax, sand, and a string wick. For the ice clock, I made a latex mold around a clay prototype, then froze water in the latex mold. I built the clock by taking apart a clock and then using the motor for my new creation. I reimagined a way of telling time, with the sole hand pointing upwards at the numerical value of the current time. The outer circle shows the hours, the middle circle shows the minutes, and the inner circle shows the seconds. The circles rotate, and the time is always shown at the top of the clock.
"Making Memories"Making Memories is a collection of photos that I have painted over to create false memories, as well as sketches of the original photos. The painted photos are reimagined moments, looking back at childhood memories through the eyes of a child.
"Molly, my muse"Molly, my English Springer Spaniel, inspired these drawings, paintings, wood burnings, and photos. I practiced many types of art while using her as my model.
"Shoe Collection"This is a series of paintings of different types of shoes filled in with the environments in which they are worn.
"Underwater World"Underwater World is a collection of graphite portraits of swimmers underwater, in their natural environment. I started with a self-portrait that I made as a final project in an intro to drawing class at Stanford, then expanded this collection to include portraits of my teammates at Stanford and in Davis.
Acrylic paintingsHere are various acrylic paintings. I have mainly painted landscapes when using acrylics. I love the vibrant, bright colors of acrylic paint.
Arctic animals screenprintingHere is an arctic animal design that I drew in Adobe Illustrator, printed onto a transparency, burned onto a screen with photo emulsion, then screen-printed onto fabric with pigments.
Arthritis garment for dogsI made this arthritis support garment for my dog, Molly. It has removable hot/cold therapy pouches that easily slide into pockets around joints such as the hips. It also has support straps that allow for the human to give the dog support when getting up or down steps.
CeramicsI made these ceramics in classes during junior high and high school. I made a variety of sculptures as well as bowls thrown on a potter's wheel.
Color, form, and textureThese projects explore the fundamentals of design-from, color, and texture. The arrangements of colorful pentagons each contain over 100 different colors. Using a small number of paints (red, yellow, blue, black, and white), I mixed paints to create each of these distinctly different colors. I then arranged one board of tiles by saturation, and then another board by value. The next project is a series of three clay tiles that are painted. These explore the relationship between form/texture, color, and emotion conveyed. The next project, a series of four tiles, explores optical color. Optical color is when two small amounts of color side by side appear to create a different color. The colors do not mix, touch, or overlap, but create optical color from their close proximity. Using red and blue pens, I made a square that appears purple. I used red and yellow to create the perception of orange. Blue and yellow were used for the tile that appears green. Red, blue, and yellow are all used together for the tile that appears gray. The black and white painted canvas is an exploration of foreground and background. Using only black and white shapes, I painted a form that has both black and white in the foreground and in the background. The final project is an exploration of texture. Using plaster, I created six distinctly different textures with various additive and subtractive methods.
Crocheted blanketsI crochet as a stress-relieving activity between races at swim meets or to keep my hands moving while watching movies, reading, or waiting around. I have come up with multiple stitches by changing the direction or number of times that I wrap the yarn around the hook.
Crocheted clothingI have been crocheting clothing, including tank tops, skirts, and scarves, out of yarn. I love the sculptural quality of crocheting, and how I can build shapes such as clothing without using any patterns. I start by crocheting a rectangle, then give it some twists for shape, and connect some seams to create closures.
DiagonalsHere are some clothes that I designed with color-blocked diagonals. I love high contrast colors, simple garments, and the aesthetic of diagonal lines.
Digital floral repeat printed on textilesI took photos of flowers in my garden, edited them in photoshop, and created this floral repeat. I printed the repeat in three different colorways using a digital fabric printer.
Fashion CollectionHere is a collection of gowns and formal clothing that I am designing specifically to fit the broad shoulders and muscular build of female swimmers.
Film photographyHere are black and white photos that I took on a film SLR camera, developed in a dark room, and then scanned to make a digital copy. These photos were taken at Stanford as assignments in an introduction to photography class.
Nature photographyThese photos are taken on a DSLR camera. I enjoy taking photos of animals and plants while out on walks. I especially love taking photos of nature, specifically little animals such as squirrels, lizards, butterflies, and bunnies.
Oil paintingsThese paintings were done with oil paint. I have painted a variety of subjects, including self-portraits, watery environments, still life settings, and experiments with color.
Pinwheel spinning topI took a CAD class and designed a spinning top based on a pinwheel in VectorWorks. I had it 3D printed, then painted it.
Portrait photographyHere are portraits of people and pets. I have done a few graduation photo shoots, as well as pet photo shoots.
Shirt paintingThese are shirts that I painted with fabric paint for family and friends. I mainly use mixtures of black, white, gold, and silver paint on colorful shirts. My favorite animal is a platypus, but I also love sea creatures.
Shoe crocheted from upcycled plastic bagsI crocheted a shoe out of strips of plastic bags as an upcycling project. I was working to create a useable piece out of materials that are considered trash.
SketchingHere is a collection of sketches that I have done. Some are for drawing practice, some for planning other projects, and some are to document a piece of my day.
Swimming-inspired textilesHere is a collection of hand-dyed swimming-inspired textiles. The motifs are based on pools tiles, symbols, and water. I dyed these textile with fiber-reactive dyes that I mixed to create specific colors. I used tape and potato dextrin as resists to create designs. I also made stamps for some of the motifs, and created others through patchwork, embroidery, and beading.
Underwater photographyHere are photos that I took with an underwater camera. I use the photos to capture the colors and texture of water, then use them as inspiration for other projects such as textile dying, drawing, and painting.
Upcycled swimsuits100% polyester fabric is very durable for swimwear because it withstands chlorine and sun exposure without stretching out or losing color. However, eventually the elastic in swimsuits wears out and the suits are no longer wearable. I made these suits by taking 100% polyester suits with worn-out elastic, cutting them up, and sewing them into new suits with new elastic.