I chose to illustrate The Curse of Demeter and when she brought on winter. She was the Goddess of Agricuture, and when her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades, she made the earth infertile by bringing on winter. She was then known as The Goddess of the Underworld. According to Greek Mythology, she is bound back to the underworld 4 months of every year because she ate a pomegranate given to her by her abductor, and the other 8 months she spends with her mother.
I work up by the mall and I saw this digitally made image of children playing in an ashtray by the entrance. At first glance I automatically read it as a sandbox because they are playing with toys typically found in one, but the point of it was that, I believe, over 206,000 children are affected by second hand smoke in the home, just in Minnesota. It is a very emotionally grabbing image. And I would hope that families with their children see that and those who do smoke, realize that their children are being severely affected by it, and the advertisement ends up being a sucess by parents either not smoking in the home, or at all.
The assignment was to take a fairytale and make it modern somehow. I used ugly duckling and made it modern by adding a few instances in the story of my own, such as running into the cat. I took pictures of cutouts that I made of construction paper, then I brought it into photoshop and added eyes and applied a bunch of filters to give it some detail.
I really didn't like how this turned out. I had a lot of different versions of it and didn't like those either, all in all I got sick of it and just handed the one I liked best in. (Then changed my mind and posted a different version on here from what i handed in.)
I decided to research Rebecca Allen as my digital artist research. She is a well known media artist who is inspired by advanced technology and the aesthetics of motion. She is currently a professor at the Univesity of California Los Angeles. Her work explores concepts of human presence, artificial life and behavior. She also put together a research team and developed a software called "Emergence" thanks to a grant from Intel. She has recieved many awards including an emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievment and an award from Japan, for Artistic and Technical Excellence. She has work that is part of the permanent collection at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.