Ready to wrap up! Here are the final 18 line works, mounted for submission:
Torment – severe physical or mental suffering
A brush was used to create repeating swirls to describe the feeling of being tormented by something. The few black patches represent the deep suffering ascribed to this emotion.
A piece of sponge was used in this work. Black patches are placed amidst a dark grey background, to create a sense of being placed in a fog of war in the viewer.
Anxiety – a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease
Smooth, dark swirls on a grey background are used to illustrate the overthinking that would occur in someone suffering from anxiety.
A fork was used to create scratch marks that represent bloodied hands.
Uneasiness – lacking a sense of security
Using a paint knife, similar, repetitive marks were created. A stray, slanted mark shows a sudden change that describes uneasiness. The line is left incomplete to emphasise the lack of certainty.
A lighter was used to create burn marks, illustrating how passion, while powerful, can also be damaging.
White paint was used over a black background, to demonstrate the frequently used phrase “white with fear”. The feeling of fear would mask all other emotions being felt.
Strong and blocky shapes made using the brayer rollers are used in this example to illustrate the energy of an enthusiastic individual.
Made using an ink marker, a lone spot is placed in the middle of a space created by a line that splits apart, describing the sense of being alienated from others.
Leaves were used in this work to evoke a sense of calmness, which contributes to the sense of bliss.
A paint knife was used in this work to create straight marks that appear like needle marks, showing how jealousy could feel like for an individual.
Broad marks were made using a brush, illustrating a sense of stability.
Alternating dark and white spaces are used to illustrate waves and the idea of “bouncing back” from a problem, hence describing optimism.
A strong black bar is used to denote the shock and surprise in this emotion, while the white space with patches of black describes the confusion that may occur.
Black marks are used to evoke a sense of being uneasy with a situation. The sharp, straight marks represent an individual’s frustration at being unable to solve an issue.
Grief – intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death
On a strip painted black, sandpaper was used to create scratches that show the pain felt by someone who would’ve lost a loved one. Tears are made in the strip to emphasise this.
White paint is used to create a texture of ice and snow, as if the viewer is trapped in a cold, freezing environment where there is no hope of returning to civilisation, thus illustrating hopelessness.
Glue is used to simulate raindrops and marbling is used. The grey denotes the sadness felt and raindrops tend to evoke a less optimistic mood.