Augenzeichnung, meaning "Eye Drawing" details my journey through my life with a central focus on eyes. I always drew eyes as child, a habit I continue today. Supposedly, this indicates a level of perceived judgment from the world which can only be released through the drawing of the eyes that I feel.
Excerpt: "My eyes have seen creation and destruction, love and hatred, beauty and pain through blue, grey, green, and hazel panes. Their sills have been a healthy white most of the time, with a sunset of turmoil casting red and orange beams, highlighted by spiderwebs of blood in a nonsensical pattern. The skin that protects and borders them is tawny, a natural tan that burns once and tans twice"
Originally a design assignment from my Visual Design class, features of Saint Joseph's University campus as well as my surrounding neighborhood provided beautiful representations of inconspicuous beauty. The prompt was to compile images of "good design". I incorporated the effortless design as well as natural tones into the presentation of the collage by creating a corkboard effect in the background. I also included a quote to reflect how I felt about my composition.
After one semester of voice lessons at my high school, I performed Summertime, an aria written for the Broadway play Porgy and Bess. I introduced the song incorrectly because I was nervous, however I look back on this experience with fondness. It was the first time that I felt powerful on stage; my nerves took a back seat when I started singing and I didn't want to stop!
After a year of guitar lessons, I performed with another guitar student, our teacher and his band mate for a "Polarpalooza" at our high school.