the old testament, as interpreted by me through writings and drawings.
a series of drawings inspired by punch-card grids and repetitive thoughts.
a series of postcards about some meals that were memorable particularly because of the conversations.
a dress inspired by knobs and tubing on machinery.
I wanted to keep this piece simple, with minimal elements to make it odd.
the middle pattern is directly inspired from dazzle camouflage, and the striped textures resemble ribbed tubes.
Photography by Eden Tai
For this project, I walked around the RISD campus and into each department's work space to capture the different scenes that not many people see, even the students, because of the separation of facilities. Not only did I end up with many drawings, but I found myself coming across friends I haven't spoken to since freshman year, and feeling a familiarity with a variety of spaces and machines.
a garment inspired by self-dependent machines and dr. seuss.
the arms are held in place like tubes, each the same size.
each pattern is drawn from optical illusions to help confuse the viewer.
Photography by Eden Tai
memory activity book
for this zine, I remembered certain times I've spent with two of my siblings, and recreated them into scenes, each with a separate sticker page.
the viewer then could use the stickers to create the scenes however they wish, then place the empty sticker sheet onto the word puzzle on the back of the image, revealing a secret word.
up close & far away
a toy to book project
I modified a set of toy binoculars by removing its two lens, one that enlarges and one that shrinks, and formed them into pendants which are meant to be worn together.
I used the lens that enlarges, the white object, to carry letters that I have received from my home on the opposite coast, typed very small so that you might read them with a sense of dearness.
The lens which shrinks, the blue object, is meant to be directed at the things around you which are too grand or overwhelming, so you might see them more distantly.
my pet mouse
For a 50 series drawing project, I chose an active subject matter, sometimes too active. My pet mouse, Button, constantly made the drawing process difficult, and proved to be the worst model according to typical drawing class standards. But I soon came to embrace her inattentiveness, and attempted to capture her variety of expressions and vivacity with each simple drawing.
soft goods characters
two of my sewn and stuffed characters, pechorin and ezra.