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
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.
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.