Here are some more of the projects from my talents artist pal, scenic designer, set designer and prop builder MK Hughes. You can check out me on her site http://www.mkhughes.com
Archive for the ‘mixed media’ Category
If you don’t know Thomas Blancard yet, you’ll want to after seeing this incredible piece of video. He’s a talented film director that has even had his work featured in a commercial for the latest iPhone!
What happens when you mix paint, oil and liquid soap? This video shows the wonderfully stunning result.
Have you caught the bug for the whole VR content craze that has been sweeping the world of tech? If so, you might think you can only get your fix via downloading apps to your mobile devices. In fact, that is not the case. You can get some cool VR and even some 360 degree stuff from many of the top video-sharing sites online and for free.
Here are a few to try using the search terms “VR 360” –
Singing Tree Revisited
This was the very first painting I ever did. I was stuck at Yale Hospital for months recovering from a surgery that went horribly wrong. My mother started buying art supplies from a nearby craft store just to keep me busy, especially since I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink anything. I woke up early one morning, and just started to paint what I was feeling sitting on my hospital bed. My extreme sad n ess was somehow transformed into a colorful scene of exuberance, and has now become my signature piece. Greeting cards and posters are available on my online storefront and Etsy, in the hopes that my singing tree can also transform someone else’s sorrow into joy.
Lovers and the Snow
The initial motivation behind this piece was that I had a huge cardboard box lying around and I really wanted to tear it apart. By gluing the scraps to a canvas, painting over everything, and adding my two “lovers”, even I was surprised by the fantastical winter sky that emerged.
Mommy Can’t Fix This
This was another piece I created in the hospital, and one of the most requested – however, it’s difficult for me to part with this one because it gave me so much comfort at such a difficult time in my life, and I think it shares a message that everyone can relate to. I am now selling greeting cards of Mommy Can’t Fix This on my online storefront and Etsy.
I am Myself
The pieces I have the most fun creating are the ones that I have no expectations for. This started by some random shredding and gluing of newsoapers, magazines, coupons, plastic wrap, gum wrappers, and whatever else I was about to throw out. Then, I spent hours just painting layers and layers of paint, trying to obscure some of the printed text. Eventually, this face emerged.
Holding My World
I paint to feel, and also to express my connection to the universe. A lot of my art has stemmed from the yearning to once again feel part of the world, after a decade of medical isolation and trauma.