Daniel Bretl - Portfolio for Graduate School Application

Living Image

Setting colors free in the name of evolution

100 Word Story

Collaborative spontaneous story writing

BitDrawing

Taking a few megapixel-sized steps backwards

PatchWords

Using color to discover patterns of word usage

Long Exposure

Exploring the display of change over time

Photography

Living a life in images

Travel Blog

Visually exploring the world at large

Place in Silhouette

Capturing the essence of a place in its shapes

LifeTracks

Turning everyday life into art

This Pen...

Finding my true paper self

My journals are essential to my process of doing basically absolutely anything. This year, I think I found the perfect book and the perfect pen, and the result has been a writing and drawing space in which I truly feel like I found myself on paper. I believe that the scanned images of this book are as important a part of what I am as an artist and a creator as anything else in this portfolio.

You can browse through scans of all of my journal pages with the following slideshow: