This character was created for a digital media and culture course. Inspired by Tron and superheroes. Created October 2013.
What exactly does it mean to be human? As a final project for Digital Media and Culture, we were assigned to create a piece that addresses this question. One night, as a form of venting, I started a creative writing piece on everything I hate about myself. At first, it seems a little dark, but the piece moved from things I hate to my fears and perhaps some secrets. As I continued, I realized that, as dark as it seems at face value, the emotional thesis of the piece would suggest that I’m not the only one with these fears and dislikes. I think as an attribute of being human, we bear the burden on dissatisfaction–the many flaws and traits that are counter to the ideal perceptions of ones self. The real problem is that we don't typically discuss these problems. Lanier might suggest that the act of recreating oneself on the internet is to alleviate these flaws–to create a perfect version of oneself, catered to ideal representations. This representation is, however, falsified. Lanier warns us of the dangers of the crowd and the deemphasis of the individual. The individual stems from consciousness which is “attempting to will itself out of existence” (p. 16). What better as an expression of consciousness than to define the very traits that define me as a human, on a microscopic level, and the emotional turmoil humans feel on a macroscopic.
3 Character designs for a collaborative book project. The theme was Creatures of the night. I took the creatures quite literally, creating a werewolf, gargoyle, and a faun. The final product was three separate images into a book, distributed in December 2013.
Ever hear of shopdropping? It's essentially the opposite of shoplifting. As a project in Digital Media and Culture, we worked to recreate labels of various consumer products as some sort of critique on either the product itself or the company that makes it. Recent lawsuits against Vitaminwater came to mind, as some claimed their claims of a "health drink" proved misleading. With this is mind, I created Sugarwater, a water enhanced sugar beverage. Emulating the original label, the layout is fairly similar, including the same nutritional information as VW's triple X. In December 2013, as a class we positioned the labels over the original in a local Walmart.
Created as a practice exercise. Fall 2013.
This image was created as a team shirt for the Milford High Cross Country team. Fall 2009.
October 23 from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm every year is Mole Day, dedicated to Avogadro's number, a constant used in Chemistry. This image was created as a shirt design in October 2008, and later adapted for a 2009 print. The shirts were distributed to Chemistry students at Milford High School, Milford, NH.
Fictional shoes for a fictional company. The company, Curro Ergo Sum, is latin for "I run, therefore I am". Created Spring 2010.