Rollins College

Omead Tabrizi

Omead Tabrizi
ART 370 Introduction to Video Art

We experience music every second of our lives. Whether we are listening to our favorite songs, hearing cars drive by on our way to school, or simply silence, we are living in a world surrounded by noise. We hear through our ears yet it’s fascinating how we can create music in our minds; the imagined becomes reality. We can hear every pitch, note, dynamic, and chord; even sounds we have never actually heard. How can our mind produce sound? My work explores this phenomenon. Music that I visualize in my mind becomes reality for everyone to see and hear.

Mississippi State University

Lucia Arellano

Lucia Arellano
ART 3873 Digital Photography
Digital Print 16in x 12in
5 Diptychs- 10 images total

I got the inspiration for this project while walking around campus one day. I was trying to figure out how to start on the assignment and I realized that every time I turned to look at something in nature, I thought of something man made. I wanted to show how, even though the natural world is diminishing because of man, we as humans/designers try to bring nature back by taking inspiration from it and use it to make everyday objects.

Rollins College

Wayne Benitez

Wayne Benitez
ART 370: Introduction to Video Art

I just a thought these critters deserve a little space and a lot less poison. The construction site may help to control urban sprawl by condensing where we live. This video should lead the viewer into thinking about how we are impacting animals by the choices we make as we change the environment.

U of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Jessica Schmidt

Jessica Schmidt
COMM 498 : Independent Study : Digital Compositing and Editing

The song used for the video is taken by an Uruguayan artist, named Guarco who in Spanish sings a song about a monster that is in his head. This monster burns in him and ‘walks the streets of his mind’. His mental state is questioned and it starts to eat away at him causing him negative and uneasy feelings. The artist is unsure if the monster will leave or not, and fears that he will be destroyed if it doesn’t.

Western Michigan University

Xandra Duelge

Xandra Duelge
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
digital prints; 10.5″ x 7″

These photos are a part of an ongoing series to photograph my cat. Years ago I saw a pamphlet at the vet’s office about adoption and there was a blurb about how black cats are difficult to photograph making it harder to show them in a positive light. In my own way I’m trying to help show black cats in a better light to help dispel some of the negative connotations associated with black cats.

Western Michigan University

Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 11″ x 17″

Description: This image was shot for a still life project. I was going with the concept of mixed breeds and mixed races, showing two different kinds/colors of fruit literally safety pinned together. Back in the day, mixed races was a really trivial thing, especially between blacks and whites. I didn’t want this image to make light of it, I wanted to show the dark, stitched together history that children of mixed races went through.

Western Michigan University

Paulo Gasca

Paulo Gasca
Art 3470: Digital Photo 1
digital print; 8.5″ x 11″

This is the road in front of my house. I love driving under this tunnel passage in the autumn. Everything catches the red and yellows of the trees when I’m underneath. This photo tries to capture strong colors as well as portray a typical autumn scene.

Western Michigan University

Jared Tyler

Jared Tyler
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print

The wakes that trail me, Are made up of lost dreams.
And the fury of the waves slowly catch up to me.
I want to reach that candle.
To extinguish that flame and feel,
The weight of the deep come upon me.
To take that final breath as I dive
into the the currents and let the lips of reality kiss me.
As I surrender to the icy waters below.

Western Michigan University

Mary Mullen

Mary Mullen
ART 3470: Digital Photography One
Digital Print; 8 1/2″ x 11″

Description: This photo was taken accidentally, while I was trying to fix my camera settings and my friend was waiting for me to finish. In result this beautiful picture came to be. In class we have been playing with aperture and photoshop, using this photo as my test, I began to fall in love with it. I think it is great when beautiful things happen my chance.

Western Michigan University

Hagen Fieberkorn

Hagen Fieberkorn
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8 1/2″ x 11″

Description: Our photography class had a cityscape/landscape/seascape assignment. I traveled to Detroit to take various cityscape photos. I like this photo because of the ominous feeling the clouds have with a breast cancer awareness ribbon toward the center of the frame.

Western Michigan University

Steven Miller

Steven Miller
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 11″ x 17″

This image was one of two turned in for our still-life project, however it was a conceptual standalone. I treated this particular image as a retrospective into a personal side of my life, contrasting my military career to aspects of my grandfather, whom I lost this past summer.

Western Michigan University

Ashley Fries

Ashley Fries
ART 3470: Digital Photography
Digital Print; 11″ x 17″

Description: This piece is a response to an article I read about things politicians say regarding women’s rights. The quote is about rape and it says, “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” I was appalled and wanted to create an image that was equally as absurd as the statement paired with it. I thought Barbie was the best choice for subject matter because she has such an obnoxious smile all the time. I chose to use a blue gel to alter the lighting to set a tone for the image.

Western Michigan University

Aryn Tiller

Aryn Tiller
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 15″ X 11″

This photo was taken to be apart of a still-life assignment for class, and although I did not choose this image for a final print, because it lacked some sense of visual impact, I chose to save it, digitally render the lighting and color and actually fell in love with how the image turned out.