Our prompt for the final project in Studio/Seminar (Bridge 4) was to create an exhibit that would be placed in one of our site visits with 3 other students. My group was Chloe Jacobs, Alex McDowell, Sarah Chaltiel, and me. We all took on different roles within the group – Chloe was the exhibition designer, Alex was the curator, Sarah was the graphic designer, and I was the presentation organizer.

We decided to go with an iteration of my own project proposal, which was called Imitation Infatuation. Here is the original project proposal:



For my group project, I propose an exhibition on the concept of being fake in relationships. This exhibit would be hung and placed in the MOMA either in the main exhibition room or the large, projection based room on the 2nd floor.

Title of Show: Imitation Infatuation

Theme: The theme of Imitation Infatuation is a personal narrative. Each of the group members would create a piece about shadiness, deceit, pain, or imitation in relationships. This may appear to people in different ways. Maybe they were cheated on, or maybe someone lied. It could be that they were tricked, or they fell in love with someone they thought they knew, but didn’t. It will differ from person to person, but every visitor to our exhibit would find something to relate to. I want to make this exhibit abstract, but also applicable and understandable to the public eye.

I want this exhibit to be in the MOMA because of how neutral and ambiguous the spaces are. Since the walls are vast, a piece could be huge or tiny, and both would be extremely powerful to the viewer. There is a room that could be available to a projection or video, and spaces small enough where models or 3-D pieces would work.

Site: MOMA

We changed the name and made the topic more about adolescents and the honeymoon phase instead of problematic relationships. We kept the site as the MOMA because of its importance in the art world, its reputation as being a place for modern art, and the beautiful Marron Atrium.

I knew what I wanted to do for my portion of the project immediately, but I had to go through a lot of changes to my idea after the first one wasn’t going to work out. Originally, I wanted to create a project that used red, blue, and green lighting to manipulate what you saw in the canvas. I decided to go with what felt the most right: mixed media. I enjoy mixed media, even though I rarely do them. When I create mixed media pieces, I am putting forth a genuine portion of myself to use the entire canvas with deep, real feelings. Here are my original ideations, as well as the finished product.

all the relationships I’ve been in and what I associate with them (ideas, things, places)
here is my final piece. it was projected onto the wall in the classroom, but it is a large painting, about 30 x 30

My final piece is based on the guys I’ve dated and experienced the honeymoon phase with before. Love is always on my mind, and these are just some of the things and feelings that were associated. Here is what I had to say about it in class: Get You is a mixed media piece incorporating painting, collage, drawing, photography, writing, and digital design. Get You resembles the chaos and overwhelming amount of feelings that one hits when beginning a relationship.







My portion of the project was to create a powerpoint/presentation for the December 4 final presentation. Here are some of the slides of it:

Chloe’s portion of the project was to make an exhibition design of the Marron Atrium, the room in the MOMA that we planned on using.

Sarah’s portion of the project was to create a brochure as the graphic designer.

Together, we worked on a collaborative video about the topic of Honeymoon. It’s a very long video, too long to include here, but here is a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cql8CB6IowxjaH0hq6sTLKOlb_QHlyCW/view?usp=sharing

As the presentation organizer, the timing and act of the presentation on December 4th was massively important, and since we had a time based presentation, it was even more important to work on timing of the presentation. Here is a video of how the presentation went: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ES07WQLy8YFrf7kiE36A6WN8j8At8rPp/view?usp=sharing

I loved this project a lot. The topic of honeymoon is very near and dear to my heart, so it was really fun to collaborate with 3 great artists/designers on this project. It makes me sad to think that studio and seminar are over, but I know I left the class with a lot more knowledge about art, design, and life than I did when I first walked in in August.

drawing and imaging || rebuilding systems and networks

This project’s prompt was to create an interior using Illustrator, photoshop, and any forms of analog. I immediately thought of a teenage bedroom – an interior that has been important and still continues to be important and very prominent in my life. Teenage bedrooms are essential, as they create a safe place for a changing teenager. For me right now, having a dorm room/bedroom to come home to from school is important while living in a new place. The first image is from my drawing of the classroom. I was really nervous about this drawing because analog scares me, but I am very pleased with the outcome. The second image is my inspiration/source material for my project, consisting of Petra Collins photographs and Polly Nor videos/installations. The third image is my Illustrator traced version of the classroom using the pen tool. I loved tracing this because it is very methodical, but the best part was using that tracing to create my interior. For the fourth picture, I used the Photoshop fill tool, patterns in Illustrator, several blending modes, posterization, the brush tool, the distort tool, and gradients along with the found posters, lamp, bed, plants, ceiling, and rug. I manipulated the tools I was allocated to create a project I love and truly am proud of.

bridge 2 post

For my bridge 2 project, we were prompted to make camouflage for a partner in our studio class. My partner was Hanna Benchimol, and her memoir was leaving Brazil to go to high school in New York. One of the biggest components of her memory was that she was originally interested in food and culinary studies, but her hobbies changed to loving and appreciating fashion and design. She loves streetwear and high fashion, so I decided to make her a flag camouflage (in the style of standing out). I used Gucci as a background for my prototype/draft and final. The flames were a prototype for my draft, but I decided they took away and were too maximalist. The emblem in the middle of the flag is the shape of the flag from her hometown, Manaus, a large river town in Brazil. I incorporated the rest of her favorite brands, YSL, Balenciaga, and Off-White, with a skull on top because it is her favorite symbol. I thought a flag would be a way to stand out and dazzle those around her as she continues living and thriving in New York City.

Drawing and Imaging – Storytime Dreamscape

My process through this project started with my inspiration of Bryant D Giles. Eventually, I got very inspired by butterflies, which inspired the rest of my project to be inspired by the butterfly effect. The Butterfly Effect is that a flap of a butterfly’s wings can start a typhoon. Butterflies are an important symbol to me – I hated them as a kid but I love them now. I derived 3 gradients from the colors in my inspiration page, each showing a different color scheme with different patterns of a butterfly incorporated in to the design. I thought I was going to use the bigger version that was blue, pink, and orange, but I decided to go with the polychromatic color scheme because that’s how I view butterflies more and it unified my design. My final piece was a collaboration of colors, layers, and textures. The background is my gradient. The first few layers of white lines are traces of different waves. The bigger texture that takes up the whole composition is traced from a typhoon, with the phrase ‘butterfly effect’ hidden in the bottom middle/right. The more intense, jittery pattern is another smaller tracing of a wave. The black butterflies contrast the white lines, and the diamond in the center shows the transition of butterfly to wave using colors from the polychromatic color scheme. I offset the image on the canvas to give the piece more movement and unity, but also to show how the bad memories I have of butterflies were from innocence as a child.

High Line Reflection Post

Here are my notes about going to the High Line. I was really interested about the politics and history of the “Park in the Sky”.
These are two sketches of art on the High Line that interested me!
The food/eating area in the High Line.
Again, my favorite art piece in the High Line.


MOMA Museum Visit

This is a photo of a mirror above one of the 3d creations. Adding the mirrors above the works created a new way of looking at the works.
These are the light refractions created by a projection and a prism! Everyone loved this because of how ‘instagrammable’ it was, but it was truly beautiful. The refractions reflected onto a screen with a film that looped.


We had to individually visit the MOMA for Integrated Studio, and I really enjoyed the trip. The MOMA has a lot of very interesting artworks that draw you in. My personal favorite that wasn’t in the Kingelez exhibit was a Basquiat piece that was probably about 14 feet tall. I saw it from across the room and ran over to it out of excitement.

Bodys Isek Kingelez is an artist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who creates carefully made realistic architecture models out of found objects. Scavenging is a large part of living as an art student in New York, and it’s very interesting to see how a professional/understood artist uses found objects to create beautiful 3d pieces.


Cooper Hewitt Museum Visit

These are the notes I took at the Cooper Hewitt Museum and the notes that I took after I left about the overall experience and the grounds. Also inserted are two drawings, a photo of my friend in the immersion room, and a photo of my favorite pieces of the Saturated: The Art and Science of Color exhibit.

Studio – Bridge Project 1

My 3 objects were a spider, a voodoo doll, and a tent. The tent is the real object, and the spider and voodoo doll are the fake objects.

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