Final Project- Advanced Drawing
This project was meant to reflect the emotions I struggle to project to others. I used other people as references to stand in place of myself. I asked them to emote everything from frustration to feelings of accomplishment. I decided after trying to paint on a larger surface with oils, that the best thing for this project (and for my own sanity) was to scale down. I wanted each piece to reflect fragility, vulnerability, and act as if they were aware that they were on display. I loved how the "t" pins worked to my advantage, because they look like specimens pinned to the wall. Each drawing (except one) is drawn onto acetate/plastic and then positioned over a toned paper. They are arranged by "character", six drawings done of a different person. The reason the drawings are layered on top of one another is to emphasize the double lives I have lived and the process of me trying to place two different people together inside of myself.
Overall this project explains the personal struggle I have of expressing my emotions not only to others, but also to myself. The goal was to recognize and exploit my own awkwardness of the conflict within myself.