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Art Sale May 2012

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: May 11, 2012

My online storefront can be found at:   Purchase “Window Journey” at:    Purchase “Color Glow Wall” at:   Purchase “Under the Waves” at:   Purchase “Self Portrait: All at Once” at:   Purchase “Color Grayscale” at:   Descriptions for each artwork can be provided upon request (and might be mentioned later within […]

Popular Design Sickness

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: May 11, 2012

According to The Huffington Post article, Seller Offers Gun Range Targets Meant to Resemble Trayvon Martin by Gene Demby, the “… hood-clad figure holding an iced tea and a bag of Skittles [was] meant to look like Trayvon Martin” (source). That same article goes on to quote from another news source that the seller boasted […]

My First KickStarter: Follow-up

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: May 11, 2012

  This is the second mural I have done in one of the Free Expression Tunnels at Appalachian State University (ASU). It is a part of an ongoing art series that addresses the rape culture on the campus of ASU. While my KickStarter was not successful, in that I did not received enough pledges to reach my minimum goal and therefore received none of […]

My First KickStarter

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: April 23, 2012

My birth month this year is steadily producing pleasant surprises for me, which is more than welcomed considering the setbacks I’ve been facing as of late. I have plenty to update people about regarding the current art series I’ve committed myself to, but have been swamped as of late. From creating a WePay campaign to signing up […]

A Color Scheme Inverted

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: April 21, 2012

  While I have my personal preferences to color, as a graphic designer I incorporate the use of color psychology to persuade my audience. When experimenting about four years ago with my favorite color scheme, I began to notice that it was becoming usefully popular outside of historical references. At the time I was enthusiastic […]

Iron Pour Event Foodie

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: April 15, 2012

Yesterday I attended the Student Art League IRON POUR!! at Appalachian State University (ASU).  I wasn’t able to splurge on an iron face mold like I wanted to, because what little money I currently have is going towards school supplies for my painting class. If not that, then food. Which luckily the ASU Student Art League […]


Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: April 14, 2012

Just when I thought computers brought the latest developments in graphic design, I found there’s still room for inventing new printing techniques. I heard about the new printing technique called Latexgraphy, while attending an artist’s lecture and their exhibit. Latexgraphy was invented and perfected by Priscilla Romero Cubero. This technique uses latex molds that replicate […]

An Artist View of the Yugoslav Civil War

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: April 2, 2012

  This past Thursday I attended an exhibition, lecture, and reception given by the painter Laura Buxton. The exhibition focused on the Yugoslav Civil War during the Nineteen Nineties, and consisted of paintings along with sepia ink drawings. Other than the oil on board In Mourning Self Portrait of the Artist by Laura Buxton in 1995, […]

Explaining the Art of, “Stop and END”

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: March 25, 2012

  This art piece sought to challenge Rape Culture as a whole, but most of all focused on breaking the silence within Appalachian State University (ASU). I picked the phrases, “Stop [t]he Silence” and “END RAPE CULTURE” so that accountability could begin to be established through an engagement promoting awareness within the ASU community. To […]

Explaining the Art of, “2-4-6-8! App State’s All About Rape?”

Posted by: Amiris J. Brown on: March 18, 2012

  Appalachian State University (ASU) has essentially forced rape culture onto student-athletes, and I wanted to express that within my design. It is my opinion that ASU has created an injustice through its allowance of a serial gang rapist to return to an otherwise upstanding team.[1][2] The actions taken by ASU thus far have served […]