Keon WhiteI’ve lived in Baltimore City my whole life. I love the sense of community and unified purpose that this city has, but is rarely advertised. I use bright colors and mixed media to push the contrast of light vs. dark, warm vs. cool to tell stories. During my process I enjoy playing with several compositions for the same model or concept. I love to use my images to tell stories. The theme throughout my work is "The Beautiful Struggle". "The Beautiful Struggle" entails battling misconceptions self-worth, expectations, and beauty. I want the models within my images and the viewer to know that they are beautiful. We can affect the world in beautiful ways. The ability to change your perceptions and that of others through hard work, faith, and imagination is yours. My work reflects the resilience and faith of Baltimore residents.
Creative Problem Solving
As a teacher I believe that the Visual Arts is connected to every aspect of our society, cultures and daily lives. Music, science, math and art are all collaborative and interchangeable in today’s society. Students can design and create presentations, games, animations, and inventions that make use of their creative problem solving skills. This can be done with free software that is widely available on the internet. I have experience working with various open source software such as: Blender, Pure Data, HTML 5, Java Script, Unity 3D and Scratch.