Friday, November 30, 2007

Artichoke

Here's the finished illustration from the sketch I posted earlier this month. My fave piece of the semester thus far.

I feel a series coming on.



Detail 1


Detail 2

(Lack Of) Communication

People text. E-mail. Instant Message. Teleconference. Communicate mostly in Myspace messages. This list goes on.

Technology has allowed us to eliminate personal communication entirely. Being the social beings that we are, I doubt this can be good. Convenient sure. And less crippling to those with social anxieties. But still not good, nonetheless.

It doesn't sit well with me.
Here's the illustration that resulted.



And here's some detail shots.





Crows symbolize communication. They also symbolize tragedy.
I chose to use the tin cans and string because they are an obviously poor and inferior way to communicate.
The scissors indicate an imminent disconnect.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Etsy.

I've finally set up an etsy account, (for all of you out there dying to own some of my work, haha.) Come check it out.

Tell your mom. dad. brothers. cousins. baby's. momma's. best. friend.

www.kristinarafalski.etsy.com

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sketchbook

I've always been really into social/philosophical issues. So much so, that I actually read books on the stuff for fun, which lead me to my most recent read, Freedom Evolves, by Daniel C. Dennett. The author delves into the scientific and philosphical discourse on the existence of souls-including analogies involving avocadoes, artichokes, and even robots.

Which leads me to my next piece(s) for studio. Below is my initial sketch for the first piece.



The prettyboy in the sketch is the amazing Andrew Davis, check out his blog, posted in my "know this" links.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Collage?

This is some of the best collage work I've seen in a while by Brazilian artist Eduardo Recife.