The Ravens on Akkard - Mixed Media - 2009 - Young American Talent
When i created the composition of this piece i was concentrated on having a good sense of perspective and space. I decided to perceive this piece through an ants perspective to dramatize the size of the buildings. I gave clarity to The Ravens on Akkard through my use of a complementary color scheme. There were great flocks of pigeons swarming overhead the night i sketched this out. This gave me the idea to include birds. Using birds i could create a link between the foreground, middle-ground and background. I chose ravens because of there symbolism. The birds also gave me the idea to include text in the back ground. I chose to include the poem the Raven by Edgar Alan Poe. This last detail strengthen the conceptional aspect of my piece.
Denizens of Dallas - Mixed Media - 2010
Denizens of dallas is comprised of 13 animals. Each animal has a symbolic meaning and posses one or more smaller symbols on their person. The left side of the composition contains animals that have a negative symbolism. The right side of the piece contains animals the have positive symbolism.
This pig - gluttony- is the top left animal. The pig is being pushed by the shark - terror. The leopard- cruelty- is the bottom right animal. Behind the leopard is the fly - evil- whose hand is on the shoulder of the leopard. Behind the fly is the goat - devil- who is trying to blow smoke into the turtle's face. The crow - death - is the least visible in the center. His shirt has the yang symbol which is another symbol he is known for. To the right of the crow is the swan - fertility. She posses the yang symbol which is the counter part of the crow. Next to the swan is the elephant - power. His earring is the power symbol. The elephant is accompanied the cow - mother. Beneath the cow is the carp - perseverance.