Podcast Feature: Drawing From Experience Episode 98

If I'm honest, it hadn't occurred to me that artists wouldn't consider submitting their work for publication or an art prize to be noteworthy. I spent four months of very focused effort on my first conceptual series and felt extremely accomplished upon submission. Not only did I meet a hard deadline early, I focused on my personal conceptual work for the first time outside of college.

Amphitrite vs Kraken

The central figure of Amphitrite, based on a self-portrait, explores the struggle to surmount overwhelming odds. The tiny figure refuses to back down from a gargantuan opponent that lurks mostly outside the point of view of the main composition. The driftwood beach and pale sky featured in the background further emphasize the desolation of the environment and peril faced by the subject of the composition.