Katila is a truly unique and inspiring soul.
In our education here at UBC we have watched each other grow and experiment with our creativity.
I wanted to manipulate her work space in the geometric style I have come to see in her work. It was a great study in how to see through her eyes.
The first class, the first day. That’s when I met Chantel and I found that I saw her as a kindred spirit.
Though I have stepped away from performance art I am continually in pursuit of the expressive art form.
Chantel hadn’t decorated her work space yet and I tried to imagine from our small shared conversations a place that would inspire her.
There is a small nod to clockwork orange in the swirl I imagined enveloping her.
Each week I played with the idea of photo manipulation for my latter project, however it was something I am comfortable with, almost too easy and far to literal.
This image was a success in the technical realm, it was my first attempt at a believable rain overlay on glass.
The empty Vessel Series started with the idea of women contained inside of a glass or bottle, in a place that identifies their pain.
However this was too literal and pointed the viewer to a conclusion that I wanted them to find on their own.
Marmalade Memory is not an empty vessel but it was a great experiment in photo manipulation and success in the believable look.
Another exercise in creating a believable photo manipulation.