Work from artist Yinka Shonibare.
Born in England in 1962 and raised in Nigeria, Yinka Shonibare currently lives and works in London, where he has gained international attention by exploring issues of race and class through a range of media that includes sculpture, painting, photography, and installation art. -- from yinkashonibare.com
One of my favorite animated movies is over eighty years old. The Adventures of Prince Achmed was revolutionary for it's time, the amazing paper-cut puppets with beautiful movement and dynamic detail makes this film an animated masterpiece. To learn more about this amazing project click here, and go here for a taste of the film. The video is pretty bad but you get a sense of what's going on. Images via ASIFA.
Who? Roxanne, 32
Where? I call Minneapolis, MN home but I am originally from Kansas City, KS.
What do you do? I am an Art Director/Designer for Target. I design and art direct the photography for in-store marketing and packaging in housewares. Every once in a while I get to design promotional collateral for the campaigns that I support. So in my "spare time" I do everything I can to be purely creative. Right now I freelance and take classes for balance.
How did you get into your current career? I worked at Hallmark Cards for almost 7 years, then decided to go back to school to freshen up my design skills and break back into pure graphic design. After graduation I freelanced for a little while and traveled a bit, then started looking for a job. Right around that time Target came to my school for a campus recruiting event. I signed up to interview with them and here I am. It all kinda came together, I feel blessed.
What inspires you? First, God's beauty and grace in all its disguises...Then I'd have to say smart design, simplicity, and truth.
Why are you fly? Hmmm...I define my "flyness" as my quiet, inner drive to seek situations, inspiration, people, places and spaces that keep me in tune with my genuine self, but at the same time push me to grow. It's "fly" because it's a reciprocal process, it in turn equips me with more to give.
Advice: Never fear the path the Creator has chosen for you. At times, various phases along the journey can be distracting, but in the end your purpose will always find you.