The portfolio of Adisa COdner: a collection of my works from September 2016- April 2017

If you haven't guessed by now, my name is Adisa Codner. I am 24 years elderly and married, with 1 child. I am currently completing the Art and Design Foundation program at George Brown College. For as long as I can recall, I've always loved creating. I've been told by many family members of my earliest art attempts when I was as young as 1 year old. I remember when I would stay with my grand-aunt and she would give me a pencil and paper to draw with while she wrote letters. Growing up in a single-mother household, creativity became a necessity when it came to playtime--I made Barbie cars out of cereal boxes and fashioned doll dresses out of my socks (much to my mother's disapproval.)

Being an artist of traditional media, I want to learn to create eye-catching illustrations using digital media. I visualize myself working as a graphic designer and perhaps moonlighting as a freelance illustrator, with a few of my own published children’s books. It is because of my son I ventured on this academic journey.

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” - Vincent van Gogh
My son, Nolan, having a great time at the park. Everything I do, I do for him

For me, creating art is a spiritual fulfillment I believe every artist needs to survive in this world. It is what I love the most about creating. It can and should be deeply nourishing to the soul--not just for the artist, but for the viewer.

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Salvador Dali
City Shoot

My still life collection is entirely comprised of my favourite pose-able doll, Faye.

Disclaimer: These photos are in no way intended to be perceived as sexual, but spiritual. Still, viewer discretion is advised.

When I shot these photos, I wanted to subtly tell the story of the presence of cancer, death, and other illnesses in my family...

In August of 2013, my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma.

I was devastated. 

Still Life Shoot
“Don’t compare yourself to anyone but to who you were yesterday.” - Audra Auclair

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