hello there! senior @ IHS, *still* dreams of Stanford, mechanical engineer/musician/artist.
as an introvert, I speculate and never ignore. nice as heck. open to geekdom, pov's, and affection, really. get to know me.
Lol, I just realized that despite the fact that voting for shirts has been going on for weeks now, I haven’t uploaded my design on tumblr like I do with my other artwork.
Anyway, here’s my contribution to IHS’s senior class.
First time I’ve used opacity masks on a design (the silhouettes behind the flag, as well as the grunge texture), and it looks pretty cool. The cityscape behind the flag helps make the flag not look to imposing, but at the same time represents urban culture in the midst of unity as a nation, a reminder of the meaning behind IHS’s name.
Voting is still underway on Facebook and ‘clipboard polls’ till Friday. I’m praying so hard that any bias in ASB’s leadership, if any at all, will not follow through. I know they are stressed out by the big deal that shirts have become for our last year in high school, as well as by rumors of bias (extending deadlines, removing the back design, combining votes by removing a design). If it’s their bad, then they know it. I’m just hoping for a fair chance, and hoping that I won’t have to say highschool doesn’t offer a fair democracy.
I put together this video of fireworks from last night at Kimmy and Bertrand’s house with the youth group. I made it to be more of a “chill out show of color and sparks” than anything. Nothing psychedelic, but this is a side of me that doesn’t constantly wonder about the science behind the pyrotechnics and just enjoys the art in everything.
It’s also my first time doing anything with ambient/chillout type music. I actually never knew the name of this stuff before today. I’ve always liked the fresh, unique but catchy rhythms behind it, an unpredictable twist to each song.
Though I didn’t plan the filming at all, I tried to capture a variety so that I could fit the different ebbs and flows of the music well, and also create a mood to each part of the music (including randomness) as I take it.
Imagination gave me a lot of themes. A deathmatch between friends, magnesium sparklers in hand. Huddling together to watch the sparks stream up like a chalice-shaped fountain. Being amidst the aurora of smoke. Particles sharp, particles so bright they’re a blur. The excitement of thousand degree fire showers at the whim of the hand.
I guess the fourth of july isn’t so much pride for my country as it is what I make of it, come each tide. I’m not sure what I make of America sometimes. A sparkling, fizzing time with good company sounds plenty ample.