Everything may look different on the outside. The size, the shape, the color of the skin, however we are all the same within.
On the Backs of the Endangered
A collection of illustrations of endangered animals from around the world. I want to show harmony, peace and connection between men and animals to promote environmental responsibility and preservation for the future generation.
A collection of illustrated poems by Tima Aflitunov, exploring the human element, history, experience, existence and nature. The poems are written in a personal style that is very organic, and are filled with abstract analogies and imagery.
English, being my third language, serves as wider outlet for my work, allowing me to reach a larger audience. However, I find language alone to be a very limiting means of communication. I define art as a universal language and pair each poem with visuals to help the reader reach a deeper connection with the meaning.
With this series, I'm trying to wed visual simplicity with subjective complexity. I explore complex social, economic and political issues through symbolism and simple imagery.
Friend or Foe
We all get in trouble in our lives. We have to learn how to deal with it when we do. This story without words shows how it can get from bad to worse.
Birth of an Idea
A story without words about how ideas are born. Before we get to a great idea, we have go through strings of useless mass and information and at the end of that string, a brilliant idea is born!
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, creative writer and a professor's assistant based in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2016 I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Arts and went back to assist with teaching students. Though, I finished my studies for now, I believe, we never stop learning.