Digital Archive: Featured Entry
Welcome to the New Classics
It’s the 21st century. Art is advancing and so are we. That’s why we’ve created the newest branch of the New Classics Company, our Digital Archive. Here we’ll bring exciting new works directly to you, all for free. Consider us a shared space where artists and audiences alike can experience original works of art, ranging from scripts and videos, to songs and radio plays. Explore the inaugural entries into our archive below, and don’t forget to comment about what you’d like to see more of!
Alison McRae: Graphic Journalin
Having grown up in a family of creative minds, Ali was inclined to create her own art from an early age. While she was young, her mother started her own business painting in other people’s homes. This type of work was fascinating to Ali and she became interested in drawing, painting and typography. Having been seriously involved in the dance world through most of her childhood and college, this pen and paper work had always been strictly for pleasure. Throughout her elective credit classes at Keene State College, she began creating what she now calls “graphic journals” throughout her notes taken for class. Her journaling usually began with some words, thoughts, colors or pictures that were valid to the specific time in her life, and continued to grow into something eye-catching. Because of her extreme patience and attention to detail, she created a challenge for herself throughout the process of creating each page: to fill as much space as possible with ink. This became a serious interest and eventually an addicting habit for her. Having created many journal pages not only for herself, but also for other close friends and family members, Ali hopes to continue to create and share this unorthodox style of ‘journaling’.
“..here” was created during the first few weeks Ali spent moving in to her first apartment in Manhattan. This move had been a huge, largely anticipated step for her and the page features a few songs that stood out as comfort tunes during this time.
This piece was a rough draft of a rough time; living in a sort of purgatory between chapters in her life, Ali found some pen and ink time between long work shifts as a chef in Hebron, CT.
As the title suggests, this solid blue page was created throughout the first month or so of Ali’s freshman year of college. Lots of leftover thoughts from high school, as well as pondering some new and old emotions.
Peace. Love. Fries
The last bit of life at KSC, leading into a month-long dance festival at Bates College, Ali had worked at a Belgian Fry shop through most of her time in Keene, NH and became very attached to her family of co-workers. They were constantly spreading the good vibes; peace, love and fries.
The most recent of all her graphic journal pages, ‘Kharmor’ was based off Ali’s love and interest in the human body, spirit and mind. There are also tidbits about her yoga training, chakra work and current room mates in Manhattan.
Ali is a performer, dancer, and artist, currently living in Washington Heights, New York City. New Classics is thrilled to be sharing her work!
At the New Classics Company we’re always looking for new artists interested in getting involved. If you’d like to showcase your work through our Digital Archive contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form below.