R.C. Artworks

I am an Illustrator and Painter studing at New Hampshire Institute of Art. I specialize in Oils, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, and Ceramics. My Facebook Page -
https://www.facebook.com/RCarpenterArtworks
My Website -
http://www.rcarpenterartworks.com

I become attached to everything.

(I say this now because I bought a rug off craigslist and it’s my first time sitting on it, about to do art. I’ve wanted my own rug, that I chose, since my parents bought a terribly coarse one for me to play on as a child. For some reason I feel like this one is going to stay with me for quite a long time. It’s beautiful for being so old. It’s fringe has tangled to match the vine patterns all over it and they seem to move in the dark light.)

These attachments started with my stuffed animals.

When your little, your stuffed animals are alive, they have little spirits and they protect you from sadness and fear. I still have a lot of mine, I still cannot bear to part with them. I have a few favorites, they’re the ones that have been there for me the most often. 

Sometimes I put them in my art. They represent my childhood and they are, in a way, my protectors. 

Not many people follow me and I’m fine with that, but if you want to know me, understand my art, learn why I do it. I will tell you here. Just read and if you want, ask.

If you see a bunny with flowers, a tiger, or a red lizard. Those are Slipper, Tiger, and Liz (very creative names for a young girl) they’re in my picture for a reason. 

People on here really need to stop worrying about how others view them and learn to focus on how they view themselves and the world. 

We are selfish beings, this is because our need to survive becomes reliant on having success in today’s society. 
Power, created by greed, is what defines success and happiness in this capitalist society. Our envy of those with more power, drives us to take and destroy. We allow religion and our past to create our moral grounds, giving us a “right” to condone others based on their sex and their sexual identity. Leading way to pride of beliefs and lust through sexual objectification. Our differing morals leads to wrath, war, rape, hate, suffering, and the destruction of everything in our society. 
What we all share is our need for the natural wonders of earth. Having a modern society allows ease (sloth) to harvest it, but greed continues to destroy our home and every living thing on it. 
If people abandoned their greed and chose to trust one another: opened their hearts to expose their feelings and weaknesses; we can truly see each other, understand our actions, bond through our shared pain, and help one-another to create peace. 
We are nothing more than advanced animals with tools, we must use them to fix and heal before it’s too late.

I have so much respect of cut paper artists. I can not imagine the amount of work and patience it would take. So beautiful!

While at school i constantly find myself sacrificing my artwork’s true potential to meet deadlines. I never know what is more important at this time. Grades or my work?

I love color.

Atmosphere & Slightly Stoopid poster.

Atmosphere & Slightly Stoopid poster.

Black Light poster for Camp Bisco. Digital

Black Light poster for Camp Bisco. Digital

Portrait of a Mind. Pen&Ink. 22x28”. 2014
A collection of quotes that deeply inspire my life and artwork.

Portrait of a Mind. Pen&Ink. 22x28”. 2014

A collection of quotes that deeply inspire my life and artwork.

my favorite parts about renown artists’ works are their mistakes because it reminds me they’re human.

Mask of Despair. Digital Collage. 2013

Mask of Despair. Digital Collage. 2013

The Ever-Rising Sun. Digital 2013

The Ever-Rising Sun. Digital 2013

Portrait of my Love, Jared. Adobe Illustrator. 2013 
"Bushido"

Portrait of my Love, Jared. Adobe Illustrator. 2013 

"Bushido"

Sushi Love. Digital. 2013

Sushi Love. Digital. 2013

rcartworks:

Untitled 24x36”
https://www.facebook.com/RCarpenterArtworks

This is still a work in progress. It was inspired by my understanding of life and time. I wanted to represent the sequence of moments that build upon each other to create our history. Our history of experiences is what guides us into our future and our life. Each brick represents a moment, year, person, or being. I chose to paint each brick a different color to represent our color spectrum, the center is a combination of black and white to represent the source of light and vision in our world. and i like bricks

rcartworks:

Untitled 24x36”

https://www.facebook.com/RCarpenterArtworks

This is still a work in progress. It was inspired by my understanding of life and time. I wanted to represent the sequence of moments that build upon each other to create our history. Our history of experiences is what guides us into our future and our life. Each brick represents a moment, year, person, or being. I chose to paint each brick a different color to represent our color spectrum, the center is a combination of black and white to represent the source of light and vision in our world. and i like bricks