Saturday, 27 October 2012

Merchandised Artwork by Burgerplex

I enjoy the scope of this artists reach. His work is colourful, playful, interesting and sparks the imagination and creativity in all ages. Connecting to the upcoming CAY-LOVE Project, its interesting to see the ingenuity in the prints on merchandise that has been done more tastefully and contemporarily than generic T-shirt prints. Fashion prints have continued to become more interesting but pillows, kitchenware etc have become even more appealing.

Artist Jon Burgerman of Bugerplex has turned his prints of cartoon-like characters into an immense empire of wonderfully appealing products.


Friday, 19 October 2012

Sketch Book Project Ideas

Being ill and off work for five days, I've had time to medicate, sleep and think. I've researched and been interested into several artists, whom are new to me and into various projects and competitions taking place.

Resource 1: The Sketch Book Project

The Sketch Book Project could be something Sean involves his art (produced in art therapy sessions) with and would allow him to have work exhibited in the Brooklyn Art Library. Alternatively we could collaborate and both include our work in the same sketch book. I feel, in order to do this we'd have to think of a theme or perhaps just use each page as a session of therapy for each of us. One page could express Sean's mood and the other mine. I enjoy the techniques found and shown below:

Through my research, I found artist DrFraken and found his work stirring and magically eerie. This installation below could inspire a sketch book project idea where perhaps artists and non-artists get involved on the island or maybe if Sean and I start something that we want to continue with and exhibit all together. Its an interesting idea and curatorial technique. 

Installation by DrFraken

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Mira Alibek and the feeling of lost innocence

Mira Alibek's work reminds me of lost dreams and innocence adults experience and her work is almost a nostalgic sketchbook of such ideas. Especially her "Fble" installation of frozen, torn yet still inflated balloons, collages of the childhood Little Red Riding Hood, which have been altered to suit her own narration of a world perhaps not so different from the fable. The idea of past heroes/idles/ideals and the ones we wanted to be as children and the ones we still pursue with subconscious drift, inspire my thoughts of her work. Her work is playful, powerful, inspiring, and interesting. There is a narration for us to solve or create and she allows the audience to pick their path through beautiful visual influence. 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Breaking the Silence Campaign Ad

The Abuse Awareness Advert for the "Breaking the Silence" Conference taking place at Mary Miller Hall, Red Bay, Cayman Islands, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October, 2012, can be found here: Breaking the Silence Promotional Advert 

Stills from the video production.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Breaking the Silence Campaign

(Poster by Freddy M. Diaz and Photography by: Anne-Marie Gray)
Recent Photos were taken specifically for the "Breaking the Silence" Campaign.

"Breaking the Silence & Empowering Self-Worth Conference" objectives include bringing together companies who can support the provision of community-based public education and to focus on the leadership of breaking the Silence. Therefore, it
 is our mission to strive for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both domestic and societal violence against all.