OUTSHINE fear is a series of five (5) artworks that combines alternative photographic methods and relief printmaking.
The inspiration is based on the question:
How does one encourage and motivate others when opportunity appears to be limited?
Answer: LOVE MORE for every hate.
I am a parent and an educator living and working in NYC. On March 22, 2020, my twin 17 years old daughters were informed that they would not be returning to their high school, three months shy of their graduation. They were attending a NYC performance & art high school and were in the visual arts program. Art is social, so when the school began teaching remotely many of the students did not show up to the online classes. Without the use of the school’s studio space, art supplies, and direct guidance from teachers and their peers, many students found it difficult to work on their own. Some students became despondent and didn’t complete their work.
You can find more about the OUTSHINE fear series here:
Armour Clad in LOVE: quarantine in NYC
I use printmaking in combination with Nature to create animated video vignettes that share my thirst for color, nature, and unconditional LOVE, not conditional romance. Since the March quarantine in NYC, I’ve been taking early morning walks through the nearby Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, NY, collecting tree parts to use as content for my video vignettes. Using skills from my years designing in the fashion industry, I’ve made a jacket and pair of pants from my prints to represent the idea of our earth, and all of humanity as being armour clad, and protected by LOVE.
You can find out more about the Armour Clad in LOVE: quarantine in NYC series here: https://www.pdpackardlovemore.com/post/armour-clad-in-love-quarantine-in-nyc
PD Packard is a multi-media artist living in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Specializing in color, she is passionate about teaching inventive ways to demystify color by creating decorative patterned paper for book and box art, sculpture, and installation. To expand this craft further she uses her original artwork, video clips, and photography to create animated short films that share her thirst for color, nature, and unconditional love, not conditional romance.
Awarded a scholarship to Central St Martins, in London, England she obtained a BFA degree in Textile Design and Fashion. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Internationally. In March 2019, she completed a Fellowship Residency at La Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Italy .
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