Hello, my name is Aurora Malherbe and I am an Visual Designer graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in May 2020 with a Bachelors of Communication arts in Illustration and a Minor in Digital Media, with an emphasis in Motion Design: I have developed my professional background through my previous experience in the field before college by collaborating with artist Gary Garner and also doing freelance work for a non-profit organization for the past 7 years. I am highly experienced in the Adobe pipeline (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator,) as well as After Effects, CCS, HTML, and Cinema 4D. I am a visual designer, a storyteller, and a collaborator. Being constantly inspired by the world around me, I strive to design with a humanitarian and altruistic vision-focused on large scale experiences and communicate stories through engaging visuals.
94 in x 29 ft / 238 cm x 8.5 meters. It is a skylight blue chiffon fabric, painted with acrylic spray paint. My project came from the idea of creating an immersive space to decompress the mind. Once inside, the atmosphere around changes without completely separating oneself from the exterior because of the transparent curtain. There is a full-color spectrum to allow the mind to experience being surrounded by vibrant colors. Displayed open or as a spiral curtain, is conformed of free abstract lines, abstract curves, vibrant sunlight, and a horizon line with a reflection of it all.
Size 18 x 15.5 in (45.5 x 38 cm)Medium: Acrylic on Canvas board. This image is the scene where the Raven goes inside the character's room to tell him revealing news. At the same time, the light of the sun reflects with strength into the room as is if it was emulating the intensity of the news. I wanted to create a scene that would hint movement, flow, and the illusion of depth to live him in an exposed and fragile environment.
It is a 20 x 16 inches ( 99 x 68.5 cm ), made of Acrylic based Blue Ink finely scraped off a Brea Resse Acrylic paint paper to reveal color and image. This work portraits the magic and energy feeling of Bach's classical music or any musical sound. I wanted to emulate the passion we feel, the course of existence in a world where energy and the sound travels through space. We "matter", can not destroy matter, it exists through our perception and power, but lives in harmony with the Universe.
It is a 19 x 24 inches (48 x 61 cm ) made of Golden and Liquitex acrylic mixed with a crackle paste base mounted on Gray Cedar Canyon Fence panels. This work continues to leave the assurance of we can also destroy and is living a witnessed and endless fire in Australia in 2019. It is subtly showing a presence to the many lives’ taken, but also the acknowledgment to those that care, and endlessly will be the support that emerges back from the ages to continue to nourish life. Life is watching you and what is next.
It is a 24 x 19 inches ( 61 x 48 cm ), made of Golden and Liquitex acrylic mixed with a crackle paste base mounted on Gray Cedar Canyon Fence panels. This work is a slow part of our brains' that lives to tell the story that can change a lifestyle and our living perspective. By mentioning how we have destroyed but can also create when knowing all animals want and need for us to care and protect them. A couple of Kohala's mounted on an anguished kangaroo running away from destruction standing by our door, waiting for our love and care.
It is a 28 x 48 x 1/8 inches ( 71 x 122 x .125 cm ) made with Neocolor Watersoluble wax pastel on 1/8 in wood pane. This is my way of answering to the Sunder word, which is the profound feeling of realizing that everyone has a life as complex as one's own, and we continuously live without awareness of it. The elephant and the child, kneel and lay on each other, exemplifying empathy and respect for one another. The background is the energy of all space we live and the one that is watching after us all.
This is a 28 x 48 x 1/8 inches ( 71 x 122 x .125 cm ) made of Neocolor Watersoluble wax pastel and plastic bottle caps on 1/8 in wood panel. Here I give homage to the Japanese aesthetical meaning behind the word Yugen, "a profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe and the sad beauty of human suffering." Our sad beauty is our possession to plastic, to oil. Plastic in our life is how we attempt to either fire our nature even though we try to turn off the fire.
This is a 12 x 9 inches ( 30.5 x 22 cm )woodblock printed, made with Batiste Fabric, colored thread, wood paper, reflective button, net, and acrylic ink. After reading the title and lyrics to "Undercover of the Night" by Arlo Guthrie. I passed a unique self-narrative of "I'll take to the road in a little while under cover of the night, you come, or you stay whatever seems right. Somewhere the sun's just rising; there's a wanderer freed from dying", adding the dove as the freedom to decide is ok either to go or to stay.
This is are two pages out of a 32 collage sketchbook, made of 3D digital images on Cinema 4D, metallic silver acrylic, rainbow ribbon, stamped fabric, and plant roots on a Pentagon tabloid-size. I created some of the fantasy worlds I have dreamed of, such as I walk to find answers, a full of life world held by thin but strong roots and a road to it, and Ice Figure Skating gal with angel and butterfly wings as the most iconic and beautiful wings to represent freedom and flow over the ice when skating with such passion as I once did.
This is a 27 x 39 inches (68.5 x 99 cm ) made with Watercolor, ultrafine, iridescent, matte, and metallic glitter placed on a Strathmore black paper, scanned and digitally put together at scale. Each letter represents a nebula pulled out of NASA's Hubble telescope images taken of Nebula's in space. They attempt to show the abstract flow, the gentle gloomy, and reflective light each Nebula has through our alphabet is the result of our astronomical universe variations Across is the name "OTIS Galaxy" in honor of my school. All laying on a black background signed at the bottom.