View the article online here: https://www.fwweekly.com/2013/05/15/gallery-47/
This drawing, “Learning and Marbles” was in my portfolio, which blessed me with the scholarship to Pratt in 2010. The piece was an assignment from my Drawing 2 class at Carroll. I placed three marbles on a bookshelf with some large, glossy textbooks.
The reflection in the wooden bookshelf and the glossy reflection all intermix with reflections of each other. Thinking conceptually about the subject matter, I wanted to play on the idea of marbles representing knowledge along with books.
Have you lost your marbles?-Anonymous
I was still developing my eye for depth perception and the nested marbles could have been pushed farther into the recessed textbook’s horizontally rolling plane. This diagonal isn’t balanced with another axial movement and thus, I tried to soften it with a very subtle curve.
I found this from my Junior year of high school in 2009, was blessed to be the winner of this ‘Southlake Carroll Veteran’s Day Art Competition”
I was obliged to give a speech at the award ceremony during the ‘Veteran’s Day’ pep rally. I saluted and walked off the stage since I knew they would rather see the picture than hear me talking about it. Sometimes the frame can bring out a mood or more profound statement by monumentalizing the picture plane. I always have been drawn to the play of middle red and blue, like the colors of 3d glasses.
You can view the parralax web story created for this video at the link below:
“poem dedicated to Shakespeare”
In the dark old Southern Moonlight,
It t’was there betwixt the Stars.
It shown upon their faces,
which rose high in steep alarm.
Itaque, again we must wonder,
still in our brief repose.
The pain which we hold that,
it seems nobody knows.
This brush and this pen kept,
us both safe once again,
the scars and old wounds,
reopen never to mend…
I have to keep fighting,
pray this is not the end…
For if I should perish,
please my Honor, defend….
I recently finished remodeling my +650 sq. ft. bungalow with a new style I created called “Zen Deco”, which combines the art deco style of 1920s &30s with a Zen Shinto shrine aesthetic. These are a few preparation drawings and floor plans I drew during the project.
This is an old newspaper article with photo of my friend Travis, Kent and myself at Westlake Academy. I went half a semester in 6th grade before transferring to public school again with Southlake Carroll School District.