This was a very personal project because I have lost both grandmothers who were both very close to me. This digital image is full of symbolism that relate to my grandmothers in similar ways. For instance, the two angels represent their religious beliefs and their impact on my own life. The garden and the flowers symbolize the hospitals where both of my grandmothers passed away. The eye in the center of the rose symbolizes my sadness at their loss, but also my appreciation for how they helped to raise me into who I am.
For this piece I wanted to create a disturbing image that looked to be from a nightmare. I took "creepy" aspect such as bats, spiders, and flames to make an image from Hell itself. So, because of this, I named the image, "Oblivion."
I loved creating this image because of the simplicity of the technical aspect of it. I scanned a necklace and used a section of that image to create the design. The "eye" was a complete accident and I thought it was a very interesting outcome."
For this project I played with the same module as "Purple Nova" and used the same technique but I came up with a different design.
Another project inspired by my grandmothers. They both had a spirit about them that was like watching a butterfly. The "flowers" seen around the group of butterflies are made from a pendant that belonged to my Grandmother.
A photo project from my years at Terra State Community College. I blurred the area around the cat to bring the eye to her while having the tree make an invisible line down the photo to help point the eye to her as well.
This photo was a freelance project comissioned by my late Grandmother. She wanted a black-and-white photo of the family farm to have the original color for her college graduated grandchildren. With help from my father, I was able to create this finished photo.
Another product of my classes at Terra State Community College, this photo was taken toward the end of the semester around the Spring. I wanted this photo to give a closer look at the beautiful sights and smells of spring.
Emma Burr Copyright 2014