Project 1 My Line is Emo
My Line Is Emo
Abstract: How do you evoke a particular emotion when making music or creating a piece of art? In particular, can the drawing of lines express a variety of moods and emotions? This project suggests infinite possibilities of experimenting with various drawing and mark
making techniques to express a series of emotions, and eventually create abstract line works.
Journals G7 AY 2016-17
These are some of the journals published on issuu, online publishing platform https://issuu.com/home/publications
The brief requires you to interpret a total of eighteen emotions using lines on a given template (see below). The series of line work should be varied and express the emotions from 6 basic emotion categories, i.e. anger, love, joy, fear, sadness and surprise. Each category must be represented by three (3) expressive line works. For example, under an ‘Anger’ category: this emotion could be represented by three different variations such as disgust,
irritation and rage. A ‘Sadness’ category could be represented by variations such as disappointment, shame and sympathy. Complete 18 line works/designs in total.
What are the basic emotions? As ever, theorists disagree. Ortony and Turner (1990) collated a wide range of research on identification of basic emotions.
The aim of this study is to explore expressive mark making through the use of traditional tools. Experiment with different mark making styles and techniques and avoid illustrating emotions literally or creating anything representational.Visual elements (point, line, shape, space,
scale, texture and value/tone) created as a result will be used to produce abstract, nonrepresentational “lines” that can depict emotive states. Explore the interaction between each of these elements.
The execution of this project must be reduced to using expressive lines. Execute each solution within the given space (template) unless your ideas demand otherwise. The background should be considered as an integral part of the design too. There is no limitations on the variety of
styles or mediums used. You may refer to the examples given below, but please remember to go
beyond what is shown and produce something unique. Suggested are any of, or the combination of, the following techniques:drawing, calligraphy, photocopy, collage, monoprint, linocut, any
automatic techniques (decalcomania, frottage, fumage, collage).Another suggestion is to make your own mark making tools to create different outcomes.
This project is to be done exclusively by hand; no digital methods. The outcome will be in black and white only. There will be 18 line works corresponding to the various emotions in total. Each line work should carry the name of the emotion used.
Final output dimensions: A1 (841mm x 594 mm)
Knowledge and Research: 45%
• Knowledge acquisition through research and presentation
• Evidence of preliminary literal and visual research activities, development of concepts (ideation) and project direction.
Application of knowledge: 45%
Ability to transfer knowledge and research into studio work, creative process, skills, techniques and craftsmanship.
Student’s design disciplines professionalism, engagement, articulation and clarity in project management.
This project is referenced from “The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design” by Judith Wilde and Richard Wilde; Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (January 6, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1780672397
Some artists reference: Ed Moses Drawings from 1960 and 70ties, Sol LeWitt “Scribbles”, gunpowder drawings by Cai Guo-Qiang, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol’s Shadows, Oxidations, and Rorschach, Julie Mehretu, Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, Yves Klein, Mark
Bradford etc. Search Pinterest for drawing, mark making … etc as reference.
Past Student Work
Melissa : https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/mlow006/category/2015-dn1002-g6/lines-2015-dn1002-g6/