I got a request/suggestion from my principal, Mr.Larkin, to upload my artwork onto my blog. I wasn't planning on it, but why not, since art is a big part of my life. I'm currently taking Portfolio at BHS(kind of like AP Art since Mr. Ratkevich is merciless and I don't know if there are any art courses you can take after it in its field). The most recent project/homework assignment topic was "Who are you?" and we could use any medium we desired. After a week of having the concept of using clothes as a way to express this I came up with stylized sketches of clothes in my wardrobe.
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First things first, its pronounced "M.-E. Collection" vs "me collection". It's supposed to stand for something(don't know what yet XD) and spells "me"(but not pronounced) if you use the initials only. I think of myself as different because just when people think they know me, I sporadically change. I find myself to be like an actor on the stage of the world (hence the blue and green stage that the characters are standing on). I can't be just one character. Its just no fun. Although my character does change I put the word ME on every face not only to brand my creations but to symbolize that the there are some fundementals of me don't change even when there is a change in character. I believe its those fundimentals is what the people around me, love about me, no matter who I sporadically change into. The character change doesn't necessarily mean I'm a cameleon blending in with those around me. I'm too sporadic to stay constant in that manner. Some people find it annoying but its just no fun staying one way.
Character 1: Punk/Rock - I LOVE love love heavy metal. Chop Suey by the System of a Down. It has been my number 1 favorite song since 8th grade. The phrase "I cry, When angels deserve to die" just gets to me everytime. So to represent this part of me, I took out whatever rockish clothes I had, took picture's of my friend in rockish clothes as well for reference, combined them and made the first stylized picture in the "M.E. Collection"
Character 2: HipHop - I love dancing hiphop even though I think it looks weird. It just feels good when dancing hiphop. I listen to a great amount of Korean hip-hop. Of course, I also listen to American hip-hop, as well as Russian, Singaporian, and etc.
Character 3: Nerd - I guess I am a bit nerdy and socially akward. I read in my spare time and I'm president of Robotix Club. I probably would be a hardcore gamer too but my parents won't let me own any kind of game consoul. I used to be severly addicted to Runescape though. Now its just a pass time hobby. Yes, I know, I'm old school.
Character 4: Bollywood/Indian - Both my parents are indian and I grew up as a first generation American from my family. I'm not a "FOB" but I still am greatly attached to certain aspects of the indian culture. My parents are both from Gujurat. The dress is a 'chanya chori' from india explaining the dress on the character.
Character 5: Trendy - It represents my extreme interest in fashion. Yes, I'm pretty much addicted to fashion. Its not my side I like to freely advertise. I may not look like it from the way I dress but if you know me well than you know that I spend more than half of my days looking into it. Unlike most teen girls, I don't exactly go by brandnames. I do go by designers because its like picking an artist you really like. Artists have different styles of doing things and if you like a certain style than you keep yourself updated about them and their art work. To explain why I have so many teen brand named clothing, is because most of the people around me buy my clothes so why not wear it to school as long as its comfortable.
Character 6: Business/Tomboy/Conductor - I'm also very into classical music. I don't believe I could be a great classical music conductor ever but I love picking apart the different instruments in classical music pieces. It's like I can see the notes being played. Its much like reading a poem with expression. Its also a business suit because some how I'm a natural at it and somehow always end up being involved in the business end of things. I always think I can do better or I can take this further (competitive side comes out XD). Lastly, the character is wearing what you'd more likely find a man wearing because I am a huge huge huge tomboy. I think it just has to do with my straight-forward-ness about things and the fact that I like to "roll out of bed in the morning, throw on what I want and go"