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Rebecca Austin

Rebecca Austin is an artist originally from Santa Rosa, California. She concentrates in Graphic Design but also works with photography and has expanded her interests to the digital media realm to include 3D modeling and designing in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Rebecca hopes to continue her education and eventually get into animation and game development. 


Artist Statement

It was my husband who first pointed them out to me. He had told me one day that we were twelve minutes from home and he could tell because the wind turbines were just to our left. It was interesting, because he didn't pay attention to the actual mile markers, he paid attention to the landmarks surrounding them. He was so familiar with this road that he knew, just by seeing them, how close he was to home. I began to take notice of them too, and I realized that almost everyone I talked to had a story that was similar. Not with the same objects, but the same connection to the landscape or the elements of the landscape. It's a human tendency to see something that may have been there for years before them and connect with it a feeling of relief:  

They are only so far from home. 

 

Image of a 3D landscape with wind turbine
Image of a 3D landscape with wind turbine
Image of 3D landscape with wind turbine
The Timekeeper

Laser cut, acrylic, topographic landscape
Laser cut, acrylic, topographic landscape

The Commute

Images from cut vinyl that form a wind turbine
Images from cut vinyl that form a wind turbine

Personal Milemarkers

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