iseeincolor:

My senior thesis.

Harmony in Uncertainty, 2014.

Trees are ever-changing, adapting to their environment and circumstances. Each ring represents growth and it’s experiences. From these patterns you can tell whether or not the tree had enough resources to grow, if it withstood a storm, if it overcame a drought, if it grew with many trees, or if it grew alone. So much can be understood just by investigating the inner layers of a tree. In this same way, my experiences have created me and allowed me to adapt and grow as an individual. I have captured this journey in this self-portrait of experiences.

The fabric used in my piece is connected to the growth of a tree. Fabric is a large part of our everyday experience; it is a material we come in contact with daily. From the clothes that we put on in the mornings, to the blankets that keep us warm; fabric is there to act as another layer of ourselves, to reveal and/or conceal what we wish. Fabric dates back to around the 1850s, textiles even farther back to ancient times; fabric naturally holds a sense of history. In my piece I associate fabric with a feeling or memory that correlates with the time it represents. The fabric interwoven with confessional text reveals slivers of my past experiences, creating a mass that is symbolic of my personal journey.

Just as the redwoods have held resilient in the hardships of their environment and their experiences I too have overcome obstacles in my twenty-one years. Why should this next step be any harder? In reflecting upon my past I have strengthened my understanding of who I am and why I am in order to face my current questions and uncertainties about the present. Using my work as a vehicle through this introspection I have sought a form of guidance and clarity that informs the next step of my growth that is my future.

I only cop the dopest of tracks…

I only cop the dopest of tracks…

I ain’t giving a fuck ya BISH…

I ain’t giving a fuck ya BISH…

ARTIST: Dex Kwasi

TRACK: A.$.S. Drop / In Kenya in Kenya

ALBUM: A.$.S : African $Ex Symbol

PLAYS: 2

Working on my Senior Thesis Presentation (due tomorrow) and researching grad school housing options… I don’t know which gets me more excited.

I’m not joking, honestly.

My ears are dripping.

ARTIST: SOHN

TRACK: Artifice

ALBUM: Tremors

PLAYS: 138
"Civilisation will eventually kill itself; the gods of men will fall by men, and we die from our first breaths."
~Satya~

"Civilisation will eventually kill itself; the gods of men will fall by men, and we die from our first breaths."

~Satya~

lbardugo:

thehalfassvegetarian:

theotherdynamitegal:

the garlic bread one

I feel like that is me and that is why I have no friends.

But the little ghost looks so much happier after!

(Source: fruitandfitspo)

ARTIST: ADELE

TRACK: Rolling In the Deep

ALBUM: Annie Mac Presents 2011

PLAYS: 329
3.85 ton jumping spider.

3.85 ton jumping spider.

The Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

Have you got colour in your cheeks?

Do you ever get that fear that you can’t shift the tide that sticks around like summat in your teeth?

Are there some aces up your sleeve?

Have you no idea that you’re in deep?

I dreamt about you nearly every night this week

How many secrets can you keep?

'Cause there's this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat

Until I fall asleep

Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know)

If this feeling flows both ways?

(Sad to see you go)

Was sort of hoping that you’d stay

(Baby we both know)

That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you

Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few?

'Cause I always do

Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new

Now I’ve thought it through

Crawling back to you

So have you got the guts?

Been wondering if your heart’s still open and if so I wanna know what time it shuts

Simmer down and pucker up

I’m sorry to interrupt. It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you

I don’t know if you feel the same as I do

But we could be together if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)

If this feeling flows both ways?

(Sad to see you go)

Was sort of hoping that you’d stay

(Baby we both know)

That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you (crawling back to you)

Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few? (you’ve had a few)

'Cause I always do ('cause I always do)

Maybe I’m too (maybe I’m too busy) busy being yours to fall for somebody new

Now I’ve thought it through

Crawling back to you

(Do I wanna know?)

If this feeling flows both ways?

(Sad to see you go)

Was sort of hoping that you’d stay

(Baby we both know)

That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)

Too busy being yours to fall

(Sad to see you go)

Ever thought of calling down?

(Do I wanna know?)

Do you want me crawling back to you?

ARTIST: Arctic Monkeys

TRACK: R U Mine

ALBUM: AM

PLAYS: 80
ARTIST: King Krule

TRACK: Cementality

ALBUM: 6 Feet Beneath the Moon

PLAYS: 1,919