messages: ‘the beginning’

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"messages" a short creative film series made by the artist Roxanne Coble (aka 'by bun')

this creative project I’ve begun both excites and terrifies me at the same time…

if you’ve followed this blog or my work for some time now, then you know that I don’t go into a whole lot of detail regarding the inspiration or general thought process behind my artwork. I’ve always been content with the idea that I put my art out there, and people interpret it in their own way. it’s as though I simply leave my art on a table and walk away…never going into detail, and never fully revealing the origins of it all.

something hit me a few weeks ago, and it was this need to put myself out there a bit more. to share more of where the subject matter of my work stems from. like most artists, my artwork is inspired by an array of sources: personal experiences, relationships, moments and objects, and a variety of emotional themes that have plagued me for years (like nightmares and anxiety to name a few). while I’ve always made art for myself and that will always be the case – I’ve come to the decision that I want to share more of my personal processes when creating. basically, how things go from inside of my head and into a journal page…

and that’s when ‘messages’ was born…

“messages” is a creative short film series that focuses on my experiences as an artist. each video features a recorded message from my personal journal paired with drawings or other artwork correlating to that entry. ‘messages’ is my way of revealing more about my sources of inspiration and how my life is intertwined with my artistic process.

do I know how this project will be received by others? no, I don’t. do I really want to put more of myself out there? haha – no, not really. it’s all terrifying. but there’s something urging me creatively to do it…so I’m doing it.

I don’t know how long or how many of these videos I intend on making. I’ve dedicated an entire sketchbook to it (as you’ll see in the first ‘message’). so, maybe I’m done when it’s full. or maybe I’m done when it just feels done. either way, I’m putting it out there with the hopes that maybe just one of you will connect to it or feel inspired the way I was in that moment…

you can watch the first installment of ‘messages’ here, and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel to never miss a video.

xo