Showing posts from March, 2009

Ladislav Sutnar Artist Poster

I created this poster for a class project. Ladislav Sutnar is one of the artists I have learned about, and am very appealed with.
The poster is for a lecture event by him.

Dance Performance: Hip Hop

In 2006, I was taking a hip hop dance class in Meridian, Idaho. It was every Monday night from 6-7 pm, and I really enjoyed learning hip hop technique. For some reason, hip hop feels very natural to me. 

As part of this class, we had a performance at the Festival of Trees in downtown Boise, Idaho, so we performed 'Shake' by Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull. It was a lot of fun. We performed the same song again for a dance competition. One of the girls (out of like 8 girls) won for best expression. Her smile and expressions were so captivating, it was amazing.

Dance Performances: Bollywood Masala (2004)

For a friend's wedding (2004 in Boise Idaho), we choreographed and performed three bollywood songs. It's very common in Indian culture for girl friends to dance at their friend's wedding. Even more common for siblings to be at the center of the performance. It's part of the mehendi / music ceremony and is a lot of fun. 

There were four girls for these three performances: Honey, Vickie, Nimisha, and Tina. 

We did these three songs and they were all bollywood masala type performances:

Mayya Yashoda from Hum Saath Saath HaiDekh Ke Dil from BadalKaloyon Ka Chaman

A strong person vs. A person of strength.

A strong person works out every day to keep their body in shape ... but a person of strength builds relationships to keep their soul in shape.

A strong person isn't afraid of anything ... but a person of strength shows courage in the midst of their fear.

A strong person won't let anyone get the best of them ... but a person of strength gives the best of themself to everyone.

A strong person makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future ... a person of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.

A strong person wears a look of confidence on their face ... but a person of strength wears grace.

A strong person has faith that they are strong enough for the journey ... but a person of strength has faith that it is in the journey that they will become strong.

"I can handle anything that life throws at me - I may not be able to handle it well, or correctly, or gracefully, or with finesse, or expediently -- but I will handle it.&qu…

Visual Concept Book

For my Making Ideas Visible Class, I am suppose to make a concept book.
My theme is poems and quotes. I am combining use of graphics and typography to make a concept book on poetry and quotes.
I have selected these following poems and quotes to be places in the book.

Circles of Water by Marge Piercy
There is no difference between being raped
and being pushed down a flight of cement,
except that the wound also bleed inside.
There is no difference between being raped
and being run over by a truck
except that afterward, mean ask if you enjoyed it.
There is no difference between being raped
and being bit on the ankle by a rattle snake
except that people ask you if your skirt was short
and why you were out alone anyhow.
There is no difference between being raped
and going headfirst through a windshield
except that afterward, you are afraid,
not of cars,
but half the human race.
The rapist is your boyfriends brother
He sits beside you in the movies eating popcorn
Rape fattens on the fantasies of the normal male

Identity: Graphic Designer Dancer Active Volunteer

Someone once asked me, "What do you want to be known as, What do you want to be an expert at or be known for as a person, What is it that should make someone come to you for advice because you are the best in that field?"

At the time I was asked this question, I didn't know how to answer it. I didn't think much about it, but after a while I realized it, and have been stumbling upon this quest to answer this question. Its part of knowing yourself and being the best and doing what you do.

Graphic Designer. I want to be known as a influential graphic designer. I have always had a passion for creating and being artistic. It is what my career is focused on right now. I am working on a Master's in Graphic Design from a high standardized university in San Fransisco (Academy of Art University). From a focus of a graphic designer: I want to come out of this program with a above 3.5 GPA. According to the professors and the grading I am going through in my first semester clas…

50 Ways To Look At a Tree

My first project submission in Making Ideas Visible; MFA Graphic Design.
Idea was to create a poster of looking at a object in 50 different ways.
My theme is cycle/change.
This project was a pain to begin with. I didn't know what to do, but after 2 weeks of my mother and I thinking, writing, searching we came up with about 50 images.
Then came out the layout issues. I didn't know how to present the 50 images in a manner related to the tree. At first, I have always been fond of change and cycle and what could be a better symbol of change and cycle than a tree. I used that to create a theme and the layout of the 50 images.