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New work is on its way to Behance soon! This time, we’ll be dealing with:

Breakfast!

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Cereal boxes, breakfast drink, and breakfast pastry. Be warned: high sugar content ahead.

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Good Morning!

I just wanted to make a quick post on what I am currently working on. I’m doing a project called “10, 10, 100” (10 people, 10 questions, 100 answers). What it is is that I asked 10 people 10 questions about my topic, which in this case is childhood. Then I create a spread reflecting that person’s answers and/or personality.

Here are some snaps/sneak peaks:

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The school year is beginning once again, which means its crunch time.

So I’ve been invited to participate in a pretty exciting project this year, which is being involved in Art Basel this upcoming winter. My school has a gallery in Wynwood and I happily accepted to have a piece up during Art Basel week. Even though Art Basel isn’t until a couple more months, I really need to get an idea together, which is proving difficult. I want to share some of my findings of some cool work that came up in my research for a piece to create (there are so many- I just can’t decide what I want to do!)

Here we go:

This top photo is a really cool piece and I was particularly drawn to it because of how it takes up the entire wall (which is sort of along the lines of what I’m trying to do). I’m not sure what medium it is, but it looks like paper, which is something that I love.

This next one is an alphabet made from glass. In the photo, it looks as though its attached to a wall, but its really just the angle of the photo (if you look to the bottom left you can see that its all sitting on a desk). But how cool would it be if it WERE attached to the wall?

This amazing wall piece by AJ Fosik is made from wood and nails. His works remind me of 3-dimensional versions of Niark1‘s illustrations.

Love the colors, shapes, and content of this sculpture! By Thomas Keeley

This last sculpture, which is time based, is really amazing. Created by Jiyeon Song, this piece reveals lines from a poem during different parts of the day. Viewers can have different experiences with the piece depending on when and how long the watch the piece.

These are just a few of the art works I’ve come across in my research. Lots of amazing work, but so amazing, that I just want to replicate it! (which obviously can’t be done).

Hope everyone was safe from Isaac!

Good Morning everybody!

So I realized that I haven’t posted my more recent works…although by now, they aren’t so recent anymore. This is the book I did after “Irony of Psychology” titled “In Parallel.”

This is a Leporella (fold) style book, which unfolds like an accordion. I made a quick slip case cover at the time but I now know how to make a much better one, so I’ll try to make a new one in the future.

This book has two sides (when opened completely, front and back) each side representing myself and my twin sister. It’s told as a sort of metaphorical story of the journeys we’ve taken in our lives thus far and how they may have started out similar but end differently.

The book was made so that various sentences could be made between the pages. For example, you can change the meaning of a text by folding different pages as such:

The purpose of this effect was to demonstrate the complexity of words, and how words hold underlying meanings. Its also done to contain more content than what it appears to be and how different situations can change a perspective.

You can’t see it in the pictures but I also added some silver into the pages to give an extra touch (can’t keep it boring!)

The book makes a full circle, meaning the final page connects into the first page, with the statement “no exodus I am reborn again.”And that’s it! I’ll update another “book” I made after this one. I say “book” in quotations because the book’s form doesn’t look like a traditional book, but still functions as one…yeah I’ll tell you more about it in my next post! Haha

If any of you are interested in this book, here’s the link to the project on my Behance portfolio: Click MEEE!

You can check out some of my other projects there as well if you’d like. I’ll be posting them up here as well in the future. Till then, take care guys!

Hey everyone! Wow, long time no post. I realize I should get back into blogging, even though I feel like I don’t have as much time as I once did. I’ve been researching a lot of cool artists, mostly through my classes, and I don’t even know where to start! For today, I’m posting my most recent work I’ve completed and feel pretty proud about. This piece is called “The Irony of Psychology.” This is an artist book that deals a lot with how a lot of the times we human beings emotionally contradict ourselves. It is probably more of a personal piece than anything, but because of that, I feel like this was one of the first times I understood what it meant to “express yourself through art.” Of course, there were little issues with the actual fabrication of the book itself, but it was my first time making an entire book from scratch using materials and methods I hadn’t used prior to this project.

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If you want to see more images of the book and some of my other work you can visit my portfolio on the behance network or visit my website. This is a really short post today, mainly because I have a LOT of catching up to do… But I hope your day is going well and that you can find some inspiration to continue doing what you love.

Take care guys.

Good Evening everyone,

Its finally towards the end of the semester-something I have been waiting for for WAY too long, and with that comes my final project in WARP. I will admit that it is not the most proud piece that I have done this semester but when I really think about how the concept of it warped itself to bending me at its will…well, I can say that’s pretty cool.

So what IS the piece about? It actually went through a lot (a LOT) of revision as to what the idea was. The final product is the idea of how the attempt at attaining beauty cripples us – physically, internally, emotionally –  and the amount of money, time, and energy we spend to actualize that vision. So before going on, here is what it looks like:

This is made straight pins (those pearly needles that people sometimes use to pin point spots on a map). Over thousands of them in different colors, and on the back side of this fabric are the needles poking through.

As you guessed, it isn’t finished. One reason is because of how ridiculously expensive this tiny thing turned out to be and how much time and stress was focused on it. It even frustrates me when I talk about it because when I look at the piece, I wouldn’t even believe my own story and would think that the artist (which is me) is simply lazy. But there is no reason to lie about anything here so this is the cold hard truth: I hated working on this.

Remember the concept of the piece? Its ironic how the process of making this fits better than the actual outcome of the physical object. On my quest to create something pretty on one side, I became obsessed with it and that was all I was doing for weeks-working on pinning pins through a blanket. It took all of my time, it cost me tons of money (over $160), and hurt my back from kneeling over so much.  I think the act of creating this was the art itself, not like in a performance piece, but having this as the document of that labor. Anyway, its up to you to decide how you feel about it.

And here are some more detail pics

Hi guys,

I haven’t posted any inspirational art or artists for a while, so now’s a good time to get back into that habit. I was browsing around the web for inspiration for my final project when I came across the artist Haroshi. His series of works are made from recycled used skateboards in which he creates these beautiful wooden sculptures. They keep the wooden integrity while adding specks of color in the pieces. They are hyper realistic (which is incredible to think its made of wood in some of them) but keep a playful tone to it. His work just seems honest, honest to what he loves to do, in this case skateboarding and making art. They are simple sculptures yet extremely complicated within the sculpture’s simple form. Because of the duality of his work on being complicatedly simple, he creates this sort of elegance that sends you in awe. At least it does for me 😛

Here are some of his works, ranging in scale, complexity, and subject.

 

If you find him as amazing as I do, here’s his link to his website: haroshi.com

Stay motivated and inspired!

-Junli

Hi everyone!

I know I haven’t posted in a long while, due to several projects assigned simultaneously. The latest project I finished was a conceptual piece, and although I think all art has concept applied, this piece is weighed more heavily on its concept rather than its aesthetics. I apologize in advance for the poor photos, I wasn’t able to get better pictures, especially since there were students that were in the way and didn’t want to move -___- Anyway, you can still get the idea with these photos. My entire piece takes up a lot of the space in the hallway because there is a pair of binoculars in the middle of the hall in which you are to look through and see the word “focus” fixed on the opposite wall at the end of the hallway.

This is the piece in the hallway and at the end of the hall (where the kids are sitting) there is the word “focus” on top (you might be able to spot some funny grey spot on the wall. That’s where the word is).

I’ll let you figure out what it means  > u O

I should be posting up more of my design stuff soon, I’m working on three logos and their packages, so stay tuned!

Till then, Seeya!

Today’s entry is a simple post. Here’s another abstract photo I took today. I’m finding that taking these abstract photos are really enjoyable and relaxing. It is also fun to experiment different techniques with them. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this photograph 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your night.

Hi all!

As promised, here is my second post for my Typa-blog. This one was done relatively fast so it may not seem as polished as my previous one, but I wanted to make sure I had one for today. Hopefully I can produce more sophisticated pieces throughout the week but I am a bit swamped with work. Today’s entry is a short one.

Ever heard of the phrase “cute as a button?” Do you agree with the saying or do you think it doesn’t make sense at all? Let me know in the comments! Hmm all of these buttons may be telling me something about Halloween coming up…