Miscellany, ephemera, and behind-the-scenes perspectives on various projects with which yes.I.said has been involved—including case studies discussing procedural, aesthetic, and technical challenges that arose during the work.
One of my favorite projects in junior high art class was drawing in two-point perspective, and I’ve often thought about revisiting perspective drawing techniques as an adult. These fantasies were reignited recently when I decided to convert a photo I took of a utility building (located at the fringes of Lincoln Park at Wilson Avenue in Chicago) to abstract geometric artwork.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the riots at Stonewall, Goethe-Instituts around the world are mounting an exhibit called ‘Queer as German Folk’ described as “50 Years of Transatlantic Rainbow Friendship.” For a local component in Chicago’s iteration, I was charged with designing a large print map that displays the information compiled in a Google Map by two interns at the Goethe-Institut, Mason Culkin and Liliana Macias.
Goethe-Institut Chicago is keeping me very busy this year. Last week, as part of Wunderbar Together, Goethe hosted Germany Week in downtown Chicago’s Daley Plaza. The event featured a host of discussions, performances, exhibits, and events celebrating the relationship between the two countries. They tapped me to photograph three events.
Late last year, Chuck Weikel and Larry Barr reached out to yes.I.said about creating a logo and a website for their new financial advisory Middle Branch Partners. They were colleagues at another firm, and were on the brink of branching out on their own in early 2019. Here’s what happened.
Inspired to reach out by my incessant painting posts on Instagram, a friend gave me my first commission for a large-scale painting. Here’s what happened.
For the past year or so, I’ve been making holiday- and pet-themed animations for use in social media posts and email newsletters for long-time client Out-U-Go!. This year’s X-Files-themed gif for Halloween takes the cake as both the silliest and most stylish one yet.
My husband has been out of town for work, and I’ve been feeling a lot of experimental creative energy. All of the work I do on screens leaves me hungry for a more tactile creative experience, and I’ve gone in search of a painting technique that scratches that itch.
This year is the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. German cultural institution and regular client the Goethe-Institut marked the occasion with a series of events investigating the ongoing influence and relevance of the philosopher and his works.
My husband is a huge nerd for gems and minerals, so we have a lot of pretty rocks around the house. I shot some of them (grape agate, labradorite, quartz)—along with a dead houseplant that had fallen out its pot—with a macro lens extension and a remote speedlight.
Last year, I was lucky to be able to work with Chicago/Seattle-based music duo Wayfaring (Katie Ernst & James Falzone) on three projects surrounding the release of their excellent debut I Move, You Move.
On May 9, 2017, I released my first music video. Set to Bill MacKay's Powder Mill Park, a track from Esker, his debut release on Drag City Records. Post includes the video and some test animations and credits that didn't make it into the final video.