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TIMOTHY KIRYA

ABOUT ME

Hi, I’m Timothy. My work spans from illustration, Typography, Branding, and Brochure design. I mostly enjoy illustration because I get to experiment with different illustration styles like cut-paper, painting, collage. I enjoy cut-paper art because I love the idea of working in layers, using colours, textures, and mark making.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I love how far imaginations can get you. One can imagine something and make it his own by bringing out as an art form. I love to imagine the world on a different level and even imagine the world and what is beyond the world we see.

 

My artwork was based on the theme DAWN. I interpreted the theme as “the start of”, “the beginning of”, “first of daylight”, “rising of the sun”, and “moon twilight”, basically the start of something. I was told to do two posters under the theme and that the posters could be either literal or abstract or both. I went for the abstract option. I jotted down some ideas which had to do with how things began or came to be. I found the “Black hole” and “Supernova” idea really interesting and that I could use my imaginations.  

 

I experimented with different brushes, blending modes, colours, texture, typography and lens.  I decided to use a scientific route to work on my posters.

 

BLACK HOLES

Black holes are formed when the centre of a very massive star collapses in upon itself. The collapse then results in a gravitational field so strong that nothing, not even light can escape. There are three types of Black Holes. The smallest ones are known as primordial black holes. Scientist believe this type of black hole is as small as a single atom but with the mass of a large mountain. The most common type of medium-sized black holes is called “Stellar”. The mass of a stellar black hole can be up to 20 times greater than the mass of the sun and can fit in a ball with a diameter of about 10 miles. Dozens of stellar black holes may exist within the Milky Way galaxy. The largest Black Holes are called “supermassive.” These black holes have masses greater than 1 million suns combined and would fit inside a ball diameter about the size of the solar system. recent years, NASA instruments have painted a new picture of these strange objects that are, to many, the most fascinating objects in space. Supernovas are often seen in other galaxies.

SUPERNOVA

Supernovas are often seen in other galaxies. But supernovas are difficult to see in our own Milky Way galaxy because dust blocks our view. In 1604, Johannes Kepler discovered the last observed Supernova in the Milky Way. A supernova happens where there is a change in the core, or centre, of a star. A change can occur in two different ways, with both resulting in a Supernova. I experimented with different brushes, textures, lens, colours, typography and blending modes. The first type of supernova happens in the binary star systems. Binary stars are stars that orbit the same point. One of the stars, a carbon-oxygen White dwarf, steals matter from its companion star. Eventually, the white dwarf accumulates too much matter. Having too much matter causes the star to explode, resulting in a supernova. The second type of supernova occurs at the end of a single star’s lifetime. As the star runs out nuclear fuel, some of Its mass flows into its core. Eventually, the core is so heavy that it cannot withstand its own gravitational force. The core collapses, which results in a giant explosion of a supernova.

 
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