ATLANTA — When Isaac Fuller stepped onto Georgia State’s downtown Atlanta Campus two years ago, his mission was to feed his curiosity for the visual arts. A transfer student from LaGrange College, where he studied animation and played lacrosse, Fuller will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Studio concentration this month from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State.
For Fuller, the B.A. Studio program was the perfect fit for familiarizing himself with different art mediums and avenues. Throughout his time at GSU, Fuller oscillated from one creative discipline to another, activating his talents in graphic design, photography, sculpture, printmaking and more.
On the photography front, Fuller enjoys the darkroom experience of processing and developing black-and-white film. He used this traditional method to build a portfolio of poetic visuals that celebrate the ordinary with a “there’s more than meets the eye” point of view.
“My art is mostly about putting unseen beauty into mundane scenes by using unique angles and manipulating light and color within a subject,” Fuller said.
In the sculpture studio, Fuller relishes working with his hands and physically connecting with his artwork. For his final assignment, Fuller paid homage to his favorite sport by creating an iron sculpture of his lacrosse stick. Casting a mold and filling it with molten iron is a demanding process that many were able to witness during the Annual Holiday Iron Pour.
Fuller’s creative appetite has also extended beyond the campus and onto film sets around Atlanta. His interest in filmmaking, in particular the position of director of photography, landed him production assistant roles (including a First Team PA job) for high-profile programs such as the hit show “Atlanta,” “The Wonder Years” and on BET programming.
What’s next for Fuller?
After delving into multiple creative disciplines, Fuller is grateful to his professors for their guidance and encouragement and plans to network with them as he maps out his next move. He’s considering making Atlanta his home base. Ultimately, the goal is to establish a multimedia company anchored by graphic design and utilizing all the creative skills acquired from GSU. For now, it’ll be a one-person shop — an “Isaac of all trades,” if you will.