As part of the internationally renowned music and arts festival held annually in Swaziland, Southern Africa, I was asked to participate in a group exhibition entitled: Swaziland Now.
Speak Act Change:
Inspired by a group text discussion with young Swazi nationals on the role of youth in Swaziland in dealing with issues such as culture, gender discrimination and poverty.
Rise I & II:
Mixed media prints on collage developed in reaction to a denigrating article published in the Atlantic which likened Swaziland's government and cultural systems to that seen in Game of Thrones.
These were styleframes designed at Ringling College of Art and Design to pitch a possible title sequence for a film currently in development.
Trust Your Eyes is a thriller centered on the political conspiracy which a schizophrenic finds himself entangled in after witnessing a murder on Google Earth.
Anonymous human imagery is combined with gritty, organic textures and blocked out documentation to convey a sense of political conspiracy, intrigue and crime.
All the paint/stain textures were hand painted on canvas, scanned in and keyed out to make layer masks. Some of the gritty scatter textures were also made using scanned dust and material. Every frame follows the same grid structure, on which all elements are composed.
This project involved providing full branding for the 2017 FITC conference in Amsterdam. For a more thorough walk through the branding design and toolkit, check out the Behance project