Project 2: Forrest Gump (Process 2)

Hi! laughing

So here is the last post on the process that lead to my final Forrest Gump compositions . The previous part of the process, specifically presenting about dragon can be seen here !

My second quote is: ” There are a few warriors amongst us.” In this post I will cover some personal views about the issue of warrior and society.

For my first composition, I portray ‘us’ as various and different type of weird beast and animal (e.g. two heads, six legs, chimera of many animals, etc). However in between those weird creatures there are a few human warriors. I used the spiral pattern to show that the focus is centralized on the real white warrior in the middle. At the same time I gave other warriors in the compositions black color to tell that the they represent the idea of warrior (its shadow), not necessary a warrior in a literal way (e.g. the idea of parents and teacher as warrior for children). I also want to say that everybody can be a warrior in their own way!

Composition 1: my very first Warrior Quote composition
Composition 1: my very first Warrior Quote composition

Other than that, I also tried to invert the color of the beast and warrior. I made the beasts to be black (shadow) while the warrior are all white. This composition portray the idea of a true warrior among a fake and unreal condition in the society. Maybe I am hoping anyone who see this can feel the idea of hope (warrior in every field) among the broken society.

Composition 2: the invert effect
Composition 2: the invert effect

I also want to bring a message when planning the next composition. However this one is quite hard to be understood and did not fully successful to portray the Warrior Quote. I collected different types of hat to show different type of occupation and job in the society. I took all the hat from paintings to get the gradient and color effect. I also chose some warrior (military leader) hats (the one with feather, male model only) to bring  the idea of warrior. At the same time, the position of those warriors hats is creating a figure of a woman wearing a hat in a long dress. Basically, I want this composition to show the role of woman as a warrior in the society. Also to break the stereotype of man is the only gender to be warriors. This is the part that is difficult to understand which made me not use it for final submission despite the hidden meaning.

Composition 3: the confusing warrior
Composition 3: the confusing composition for women warriors

Next, another composition is again has the idea of society and the presence of warrior in any type of field in life. For background, I used the a picture of human cell to show that the seed of warrior is actually inside everyone of us. Then, I added chess pieces as my way of showing different role, status and level of people in our society. As for the warrior, I wanted the knight piece to be seen as the warrior among the many pieces. The warrior inside us want to show that whatever you are now, you can be anything you want! Honestly I really like the idea of using human cells, however due to the messy and not so clean edit, this composition may show unclear and confusing message, also giving the idea of laziness.

Composition 4: the warrior inside us
Composition 4: the warrior inside us

Finally, it is one of the composition I decided to be included as a final submission:

Composition 5: the warrior across time

This composition is about how the society is confused and wonder about the presence of a warrior among them. Some may be in awe but many are confused and did not understand how can someone be a warrior in real life and appear in their time. The picture of crowd I used is actually taken from a biblical and religious painting in which Jesus Christ was the real main attention of the confusion of the people. I want to bring the idea of confusion on the presence of a warrior in the society to show the fact that the idea of society warrior is not always accepted and welcomed by the people. Moreover, I purposely put the warrior and crowd that came from different era to show that this problem has been occurring every time despite the era we are living in (e.g. from the rejection of Jesus as Mesiah by the crowd in the past to the rejection of honest political figure because they are not as rich as the corrupt leader now.)

Basically that is all for my process. At the end I decided to use Composition 1 and Composition 5 to represent the Warrior Quote in my final submissions. I hope that this post can share some insights and maybe inspire others!

Thank you for reading! laughing

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