Season’s greetings and Happy Holidays!
During this holiday season, Seeds gifts readers with our December newsletter and the many artistic adventures of current students and alumni. Like always, our Seedlings have colorful and creative ways of expressing themselves with unique identities that shape their art. In this issue, cultural identity and diversity serve as a source of fascination for Paulina Beron while Jakob L. Held and Yuri Ku Kim detail their desire to create everlasting art, with deep meanings that impact viewers.
Being the first anniversary since the inaugural launch of the Seeds of the League website, we would like to thank those who have followed Seeds throughout this year. From the inspirational stories of well-known artists to narratives by Seeds students and alumni to expanding our advisory board, Seeds’ artistic endeavors continues to provide art services to a broader audience and sharing their stories. Although this year is coming to an end, there will be many more sagas of students who document the influence art plays in their lives, and we continue to support and provide resources to those who seek to make use of their talent for future careers.
Join us again next month for our first newsletter of the new year!
When I drew
Art has always been there with me: when I sewed clothes for my Barbies, when I picked my outfits for school, and even when I drew chalk snails on the hot summer asphalt as a kid. I first began taking art seriously when I applied for high school. I spent evenings and weekends working on my portfolio, groveling away despite frustration and fatigue.
Due to my father’s profession, my family and I have been able to live between the United States and the native lands of my parents: Argentina and Uruguay. Consequently, I have decided to harness my cultural diversity and further investigate why it has always proved to be the source of my fascination through the creation of my artwork.
Yuri Ku Kim
Art with a Meaning
Art by itself can be beautiful – but art with a MEANING, a message, is what truly touches the hearts of others. I’ve always been grateful that I’ve grown up in such a politically active generation; it’s allowed me to become more globally aware and has given me insight into many ongoing issues today that I never would have known about otherwise.
The Next big thing
While my goal is to work with an advertising or commercial company as an illustrator, I want to have a range of styles and mediums that I can use to reach my client’s vision. I want to consistently live in that moment where I am constantly thinking about the next big idea that I want to create for a project and be able to execute it to the best of my ability.
Jakob L. Held
The Viewer’s eye
In my art, I strive to catch the viewer’s eye and make them feel as though they are involved in the piece themselves rather than viewers just looking at it and walking away, taking away nothing from it. My goal is to make the piece last longer than the time they spend physically in front of it, whether that be 30 seconds or 30 minutes.
Wynta Jada Carter
Pursuits in becoming a Game developer
Since I want to become a game developer, I find it important to improve my skills to make the experience more visually pleasing to the player. The scenes, characters, and items should immerse the player in an exciting fantastical world, which means the art should be believable.