‘appy ‘ew ‘ear!

Cheers to you and yours. May this year, as every year, be better than the last. Much of 2016 was a blur, as though our planet’s been hurtling through its way around the sun at an unusually breakneck fast pace. That’s okay, though, as long as I have a place to reflect on it all.

I’m so thankful for these Wrays of Sunshine. Look forward to more fun stuff in 2017. Y’all ready?

 

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Image: Pixabay | “Always in motion is the future” -Yoda Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Yelping Yule | Festive Festivus | Happy Hanukkah | Quiet Kwanzaa | Crunk Christmas

We’re giving zero f#cks what you celebrate, or if you celebrate anything at all.

We’re wishing you the very best.

We’re sending you all our loving.

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See you next year!

 

Matt & Bri Wray


Candy Cane Image Credit: Pixabay

1/16th

Installation

Installing our work at Sand Point Gallery was a feat and a half. Of course the circumstances were different for everyone considering the range of work presented. My paintings were up in minutes with nails and sticky tack while others had multidimensional pieces that required strategic layering.

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There were smiling faces around every corner and we never ran out of wine. A success! And these are just a small sampling of the pieces on display.

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Thanks for visiting our gallery debut. Interdisciplinary visual artists work play hard.

xo,

Sunshine

Photo Credit: Some photos by Sabrina Hanson as part of the shared files with all our classmates. They are titled with her name followed by an underscore and the name of the artist who created the work photographed. 

 

 

 

 

 

Brianna: Wray of Sunshine

Hey y’all,

I’ve emerged from the finals fog to share the last of our Identity & the Moving Image assignment. I present Brianna: Wray of Sunshine


My classmates gave me written critiques which were mostly unanimous in wanting the music quieter and my voiceover louder. Agreed. I struggled with the levels and rushed it a bit. One person was concerned that I wasn’t wearing headphones. But, I assure you, they’re on. I’ve got these wee bluetooth ones. You just can’t see them under all the glitter…and hair. My professor noted that the entire second half of the video could be omitted (or made into its own video). I also agree with that, however in our individual meetings before filming I had two very different ideas and she suggested I combine them. Plus, with graduation approaching I thought it more important to document this workspace and the lovely people who populate it with life. Is it the best video I have done or will do? No, but it’s a collaboration  I am proud of.

Many special thanks to Ellen, Jeanne, Ellen and Matt who helped with ideation and filming. No thanks to Adobe Premiere which deleted my footage AGAIN and wasted 3 hours of editing time and 3 ounces of my sanity. I’m officially on team Final Cut Pro.

What do you think? Are you into video? Do you have any tips on software for me? I’ve used iMovie and Premiere, but Final Cut Pro looks similar enough to figure out. We’ll see!

xo,

Sunshine