Monday, May 28, 2012

039: Nes Open House

Yesterday, March 27th, Nes Residency opened its doors to Skagastrond. The show included works from Christian Vásquez, Alexander Clithorne, Leá Donnan, Verena Faisst, Katharina Kamph, Liz Layton, Theresa Northway, Rosella Piccinno, Ülgen Semerci, Polly Staton, and Kimberlie Wong (that's me!). Here are pictures of my space for the show and collaborations with Nes artists.

Handcrafted business cards. Each one made when I had spare time here at Nes.
A Hrisey Story- collaboration between Xander Clinthorne and myself.
Rosella Piccinno, prophetess for the day, watching Draumar- a collaboration with Liz Layton and myself (see entry 038). The space also includes illustrations of Iceland inspired birds and my new owl character that I will be making short stories with.
Fantastical creatures inspired by Iceland! This was a collaboration between Christian Vasquez and myself.

Katharina Kamph and Nes board member viewing the collaborative film between Verena Faisst and myself. 

 Today, Nes was visited by a family. The children enjoyed the Hrisey Story collaboration!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

038: Draumar: A Stop Motion Short


I am very happy to present Draumar, a stop motion short by Liz Layton and myself. This short is based on Skagastrond and the story of the prophetess. It was so much fun working with such a creative and talented artist! Thank you Liz!!! Also, thanks to Sid Blevins for the music!
Tomorrow is the open house for Nes artist residency- very exciting!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

037: Stop Motion Collaboration

Hello from Skagastrond! I am at Nes artist residency with a total of 11 new friends and talented artists. It is a great group to have in the studio.
This month one of the residents,Verena Faisst, asked me to participate in a sound project based on my idea of an island. At the same time, I was introduced to some of her beautiful stop motion animations so I jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with her on a stop motion animation! Below are pictures of my illustrations for our collaboration on Icelandic sea monsters. We have been shooting them in a fish tank and that is the reason for the washed out colors and holes. It is my first time working on stop motion and seeing the results is so amazing! Thank you Verena!

I will also be collaborating with Liz Layton on a stop motion about the prophetess here in Skagastrond! We are starting to form a story and collecting backdrops and illustrations. Exciting ;3 Pictures soon!

Friday, May 4, 2012

036: Hrisey

This April I was accepted to the Gamli Skoli artist residency on Hrisey Island in Iceland.  After our show (see entry 034), I decided to document the island of Hrisey. Here are some quick watercolor and ink sketches of places I often passed by and/or visited.
The one and only grocery store of Hrisey Island. Great customer service!

A movie at the Saeborg was one of the most enjoyable movie experiences of my life!

 Restaurant Brekka
Get the traditional Icelandic fish meal!

Cafe Hrisey opened its doors to us in April. It is run by a very lovely and talented chef- Inga. I dream about her food-soup, burgers, fish, cookies and cakes! So ono!

Museum of Hrisey (Shark Museum)
A beautiful museum documenting the history of Hrisey and their fisheries. I'm very excited because one of my works will be a part of their collection. Pictures soon :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

035: Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition

Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition: 2012
Time and the Way We Travel
These are the pages from my Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition. I am very happy that I chose the theme "Time and the Way We Travel" because I have been making my way from Hawaii to Chicago, and then Michigan to Iceland. Iceland is my last stop before I return back home and is also where I mailed it to Brooklyn to be published this Fall. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!