This is a collection of drawings and paintings about things I've thought/felt or am currently thinking/feeling. They are simply my visual diary. Some express the hardships and negativity I've experienced, but the foundation behind them all is an appreciation for the contrast of life. The good things wouldn't be so good without the bad. An appreciation for the heavy variety in my life allows me to maintain the continuity of what's positive now. And the now is where it's at.
This series is having a conversation with my "Orbs" series. "Diary" is set in this physical time-space reality experiencing life while "Orbs" bounces off and away from that, existing and expanding in its vibrational realm. These series ultimately embody the two dimensions I'm always playing in, and the yin and yang relationship they mirror as one can not exist without the other--the human condition, and the non-physical world in my head and in my soul. It's those two dimensions that we are all playing in, even if most don't realize it. "Diary" is the pioneer sifting through the variety of life in order to birth new desires for "Orbs" to vibrationally expand on. It's a never ending rendezvous :)
This piece is an optimistic look at the moment in which a varied spectrum of women come together in a demonstration of solidarity and empowerment. Historically, Women have endured the currents of oppression, hence, the female figures treading through a platform of water., marching against its current. As a woman, I can personally speak to being overlooked in favor of preconceived ideas that I am lesser, rather than a human being with a conciousness that can elect significant change to the world around me. In some cases, we were conditioned to feel inferior. This is represented by the bags over the figures’ heads that read’s “Out Of Order”, which strips the women away of their identity. The term “Out Of Order” will automatically read as something that isn’t working properly. But in this case, I’m using the term to allude to the idea that we are out of the order of oppression. Much like the subjects of my piece, Women are no longer accepting the obsolete idea that because of their gender, they are less entitled to justice, respect, and ultimate equality within all areas in our society.
Thank you to LA City Council Comissioner Mike Davis for hearing me speak on this. And thank you to Andrew Tisba and Manuel Frederick for spreading peace and true leadership globally through there movement "Connect". I am ecxited to spread the love with you guys.
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This series is a reflection of my interests in our vibration, energy, the laws of the Universe, and the cooperative components of manifestation. This is what I live by, this is my life. It's the non-physical vibrational part of me that's expanding off of the pioneer experiencing the contrast of life (aka: the journey my physical human self is embarking on. The journey we are all embarking on). It's about the vibrational dimension reveling within this physical dimension we understand as "reality". One can not exist without the other. "Orbs" can not exist without "Diary". Both series mirror the template of the yin and yang relationship.
If we could physically see energy and vibration, what would it look like?
The interchanging and intricate shapes in these drawings and paintings are a physical interpretation of what I imagine vibration to look like. These drawings and paintings act as a snap shot of the movement of that vibration (circles, triangles, and lines weave and overlap each other). This concept of movement is aimed toward capturing the vision of infinitely expanding vibrations that we, and nature, broadcast as we experience the contrast of life. Sometimes they create symmetry, sometimes not. Lack of symmetry signifies there being a discord in the alignment of my physical self and my nonphysical vibrational self that is the larger more expanded part of me. We can call this, my soul. It's who we really are. When we're not aligned with who we really are, there is discord. There is discomfort and a feeling of being internally lost. It's that lack of symmetry within oneself. Symmetry is the perfect alignment with your pure positive energy within. I call these my orbs.
This series is having a conversation with my "Diary" series. "Diary" is set in this physical time-space reality experiencing life while "Orbs" bounces off and away from that, existing and expanding in its vibrational realm. These series ultimately embody the two dimensions I'm always playing in--the human condition, and the non-physical world in my head and in my soul. It's those two dimensions that we are all playing in, even if most don't realize it. "Diary" is the pioneer sifting through the variety of life in order to birth new desires for "Orbs" to vibrationally expand on. It's a never ending rendezvous :)
For 7 songs on Njomza's EP Sad For You, I created a visual interpretation of what each song is about, as well as the feeling that each emits to the listener. These are an extension to my Diary series. The Diary writing on each individual painting are the lyrics to each song.
16X20 Acrylic Paintings on Birchwood Canvas
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Created illustrations for Signature Creative agency for the scholastic series book Wonder Kid in partnership with the Wonder Movie and Lionsgate.
Taking elements of nature and combining them into one form.
This cover brought a lot of challenges. I would have this great idea, then it just wouldn't work. It challenged me to think deeper, greater, bigger.
From every project, I take away a new lesson. I'm finding that creative mistakes lead to even better discoveries. So it must not be possible to make a mistake right? They were just an open door to an even better path to an even better journey to an even better destination.
Blind Sparrow is a band of extremely talented, intelligent, deep souls who deserve your ears. Their new music will soon be released!
I came up with this vision to mix 80's graphic trends with adventure, celestial inspo, positive vibes, and girl power for Life Co. Ecommerce. Its a fun challenge to mix different realms together to make one piece of art that someone out there could potentially resonate with, and wear :)
These are a combination of apparel designs with multiple variations of graphic art and verbiage I've done. Variations of graphic art and verbiage are on tops that I've either carefully chosen or had illustrated. Graphic work is shown on the same or different tops to show multiple options of color and apparel designs for the buyer.
These designs were designed for various brands that include Tilly's, Earthbound, Altar'd State, Dolls Kill, Hot Topic, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Buckle , Life Co., Truly Madly Deeply and more.
16x20 Acrylic painting on birchwood canvas for an upcoming music project
Cover art for artist Molly Dewolf. This image was shot by Vika Petlakh, and I added the graphic and textural aspects to the cover. I continued this style for her One Sheet seen below.
Connor Franta had the idea for both the Tears and Lashes and Chin Up graphic for a bomber jacket and sweatshirt. I illustrated and designed them. We tweaked and modified and came to the final result of these two graphics for Common Culture.
Now available at www.commonculture.co
Graphic art and bodies (tops) I designed for Life Clothing Co.
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If dreamcatchers are suppose to catch dreams, then what would they look like inside? These illustrations are dreamcatchers flipped inside out to expose the surreal dreams they caught.
Men's t-shirt graphic dersign
Artist logos for artist, Emmit Fenn, and TH3RD Brain Artist Management.
Graphics designed for Summer season apparel.
People of Leisure is a women's contemporary line that was developed and created by Victoria Cassinova and Susie Yang. All graphics for the brand were created and designed by Victoria.
A simple fascination with the nervous system and how it is responsible for us feeling massive amounts of pain, or euphoria.
Mystical theme graphics for graphic t-shirts and blouses.
Graphics designed for Urban Outfitters, Earthbound Clothing Co., Tilly's, Hot Topic, Ross, and more.
Graphic Design and Illustration work for Urban Outfitters and Altar'd State.
Purchase these items at www.urbanoutfitters.com and www.altardstate.com
This was a men's collection I designed for Urban Outfitters under Life Clothing Co. label
Series of micron pen/sharpie + paint portrait illustrations, hand drawn.
This series is my visual interpretation of going through different stages of enlightenment as a human being, and allowing harbored negativity to flood out.
I imagine it as falling into a pure body of water, letting all the thick black ink flow from out of the mind body and soul.
Commissioned illustration painting, by Victoria Cassinova, for the Brooklyn Museum's "Off The Wall: Decoding Basquiat" event May 21st, 2015.
An evening of music and poetry in celebration of the exhibition in Brooklyn, New York. Performances by King Holiday.
Event t-shirt designed by Victoria Cassinova
Graphics for a "vintage rock tee" inspired brand, American Jukebox.
Inspired by vintage t-shirts from the 70s-90s
Designs by me for Altar'd State.
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A collection of graphic art designed for, and available at, Buckle.
Artist logos for artist New Mystics and TH3RD Brain Artist Management.
Painting/illustration for the lookbook cover of Truevallie
Original seamless print design by Victoria Cassinova