Typology Morphology

The Typology Morphology art exhibit put together by the Institute of Electronic Arts (IEA) featured several forms of digital art from several artists. These art pieces were attention grabbing as well as thought provoking.


I Am, I Will, I’m Afraid – Traci Molloy, 2015

One such piece is I Am, I Will, I’m Afraid by Traci Molloy. Molloy worked with a class of high school students, having each of them write down a sentence on a sheet of paper. The students were then photographed standing in roughly the same place, these photos then being layered on top of each other to “morph” the students together. The text written by the students states fears, goals, and identities that they feel and can be related to by several others. The morphing of the photographs to make one figure represents a unity of the issues and thoughts shared by not only the students who participated in the piece, but a sort of “everyman” student. The color of the text against the sepia of the photograph, making it stand out. The overall feeling of the piece is disillusioned, reflecting the feelings of teenagers today.


Cheryl Frontal – Oliver Herring, 2011


Cheryl Side B – Oliver Herring, 2011


Cheryl Side A – Oliver Herring, 2011

Another piece in the exhibit was a group of three photos titled Cheryl Frontal, Cheryl Side B, and Cheryl Side A by Oliver Herring. This piece was made by photographing a model from several angles, printing colored sections of the photographs, and then attaching them to a mannequin using razor blades. The contrast of the colors in the photos that depict the same image draw the viewers eye. Dimension is added to the piece by pinning the photos to a mannequin.

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