Wednesday, May 6, 2009


1st page..

Gate fold..

Inside Gate Fold (4-fold spread)..

Last page..

Wrap Magazine. I did the illustration, Miguel Inuretta did the text, and Kurt Anderson did the writing. This term's magazine is about history repeating. Our page is about the idea of time/ history as a constant process of "blooming" and "withering."
We thought the best representation of this idea was the dandelion. The option of color was not available for this issue, and we were also challenged with the gate-fold format of the magazine (how page one transitions into page two, etc.) Overall, I like how it turned out.

© Julie Yeo

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hair and nails.

This is an assignment for my fine art class, Rethinking Art, with Tom Laduke (he looks like Moby/ Billy Corgan.) The assignment was to create an unconventional self-portrait. This is a collection of nervousness, doubt, worry, etc. The nest is made entirely out of my hair. I didn't use anything to hold it together, just a whole lot of patience. And the nails are from some of the people who I specifically worry about.
I'm sorry about the lighting, I planned on taking a photo of it with the gallery lighting during class but when I came back they were moved.. and I am only so tall.

I had a lot of fun with this. When I have the time, I want to make a more accomplished version of it.

© Julie Yeo

Sunday, January 25, 2009


This is the right lung of the Marta portrait piece. I just like the composition here.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Disease so far

Based on this article I read about how you can find evidence of cardiovascular disease through hair. Still in progress.. and my camera sucks a little bit. I can't seem to get that little grease area out of the lens.

Someday I will have better photos. Someday..

© Julie Yeo

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Marta of the Amargosa

Something I've been working on. This is a portrait of Marta, the owner of the Amargosa hotel, and the only performer at the Amargosa Opera House.
My first impression of her was of a very persistent but dying tree. She is this frail old lady that lived her life as a dancer 100%. But due to old age, she can no longer use her legs anymore. So now instead of dancing, she entertains guests through song and monologue. But even though it was horribly.. horribly depressing, it was also just as amazing. Her dedication and love to performing is very clear, and something you cannot help but respect. It is inspiring to see someone be that dedicated and in love of what they do. If nothing else, you should all go just to see her passion. Those are things you just don't forget.

I drew her legs as if they were made of dying bark. And I drew her lungs as two living trees.

For this project I used only one black 0.1 micron pen on unprimed canvas sheet. By the time I got to her toes, the tip of the pen was like feather. I used a brush pen for the chair.

Very very very bad photos:

Hope you had happy holidays

© Julie Yeo