About this design:
This piece is inspired by the Carl Sagan quote “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff”. I played with proportion and scale as a way to comment on how everything from the small to the cosmic is made from the same basic materials. The gold crown on the figure contains the shapes of the DNA double helix.
About the artist:
Grace Freeman was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is mostly self taught, taking occasional art classes when she can. Her main tools for creating digital artwork are a Wacom Cintiq pen display and Adobe Photoshop. She also often uses Photoshop when planning artwork in other mediums. She enjoys experimenting in many different creative areas and has tried everything from photography to relief printing. She appreciates the way that the techniques from different mediums can feed back into each other to create new ways of approaching her artwork.
Over the years she has developed an artistic style that is often inspired by nature. One of her favorite things to do in her spare time is go hiking, gathering inspiration from the shapes and shadows of the natural world. She also tries to incorporate a sense of fun in her artwork, putting a touch of whimsy into even the darker pieces. When she has free time that isn’t being taken over with art you can find her drinking tea, playing video games, or hiking (rain or shine!).