As an artist, I am still struggling to find what I want my work to say. This piece is one of the first successful experiments in working towards the direction I want my art to take. I have always been interested in portraiture, but I also love the medium of paint itself. In my work I like to play with mixing color and creating textures, often making accidents that occur in the process of painting an integral part of the final piece. This portrait is significant to me because it was modeled off of the personality and figure of one of my oldest friends.
The inspiration for much of my art stems from my twenty years as a factory worker. This piece illustrates the idea that, with a loss of identity, and a life that degrades into a mere existence, it is not the employer who pays for overtime, but the worker.
This bust is a ceramic self-portrait sculpture created with clay and acrylic paint. The body of the bust is made with layers of clay coils, and the mold was formed by pouring liquid plaster onto my face and allowing it to harden. The project was to create an image of how one may view oneself. The painting was achieved by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints. The contrast of warm and cool colors represents the spectrum of
emotions within oneself.
Nick D. Peruski
This piece is intended to portray a narrative of two beings, each after their earthly passings, returning the music in the sky they once created through a single,
imaginative, yet very real touch.
Elegance for the Iron
Typography of a quote found in the movie “The Man In The Iron Mask”, letter design heavily influenced by the typeface used for the band Panic! at the Disco, as well as several vintage types I enjoyed.