A Deeper Look into Brendan Hendricks

A Deeper Look into Brendan Hendricks

            Brendan Hendricks has received his BFA in Graphic Design from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. The idea of pursuing art did not come right away. Architecture was an option but Hendricks preferred the creativity and imagination than the math and science concepts. A professor inspired him to major in graphic design. “He taught it in a way that focused on combining [my] interest and talents in art [illustration and photography] and combining it with ideas such as poster designs and logos.” One of his inspirations is Todd Slater—artist and poster designer.
 
            Hendricks’ most recent project, Transitory Memories, is a photography series based on how memories are fleeting and that moments are temporary. Most of the pieces are candid images of his friends, where the subjects were not even aware they were being photographed. “The couches would be sat on again and new memories will be made, but there was always a moment before the current, they show a history, the memory.” Hendricks also used double exposure in this series. This technique helped Hendricks reiterate the moments of an experience passing to a memory.
 
            The biggest challenge for Hendricks is balancing time to create artwork and working a fulltime job. A huge motivation is the fact that he lives with his brother, a fellow artist. They are able to challenge each other and hold one another accountable. The time frame of creating a finished piece varies for each project. To begin a new series he must finish a project. It isn’t until he finishes a previous project that he is able to begin the process of developing a new piece. Writing is an important aspect of Hendricks’ creative process. He writes about his surroundings and makes sure to sketch things that inspire him.

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