Concept #1: “What goes around comes around”

Have you ever imagined yourself trapped in a never-ending maze? You are stuck and you can’t find your way out despite walking what felt like miles.

Maybe this maze is an ever-changing labyrinth?  Why were you put here, perhaps you did something really wrong?  Am I in a different dimension? What lies beneath these walls? Most importantly, what is waiting for me at the end?

Key words: Mazes, Optical illusion, Positive/ Negative space, Creatures lurking in darkness, Fear & Confusion

References: Stranger Things, Alice in Wonderland, Maze Runner, Silent Hill, M.C. Escher


Concept #2:  Last man on Earth

This concept explores different scenarios of being alone on earth. Being too lonely can lead to cynical results. For instance, having to split your body in half, so that you will have a friend to talk to, or having dinner with a human head sewn onto a doll’s body.

As for the art direction, I wanted the illustrations to be lively and fun, even though there will be a little gore involved. I wil also be exploring with perspectives; for instance, having the audience spot the man (doing his crazy things) in a sea of buildings.

Key words: Cityscape, Loneliness, Gore, Perspective,

References: Joan Cornelia, Victo Ngai


Concept #3:  Lost at Sea

This idea features a person alone and lost at sea. Unknown to him, he is being watched.

Key words: Sea monsters, Deformed Mermaids, Shipwreck, Loneliness

References: Victo Ngai
























Shamanic Painting

For the first assignment, we were tasked to lie in a dark room and listen to Shamanic music, which is used as a tool to regulate sadness and enhance positive emotions. After which, we had to come up with a painting with the thoughts and ideas collected. I pictured a dot sliding from place to place, bouncing off walls, creating lines and patterns in a systematic way. When the beat became more intensified, the dot’s movement no longer followed a system but rather went into chaos. It is now in water, bouncing and creating intense ripples and waves that spread across the space slowly. When I was done with the painting, the shapes and textures remind me of underwater plants and corals, intertwined with one another. I felt that it encapsulates the contrast between the graceful motion of the plants and the underwater turbulence.

1. First 3 mins of painting to the music

2. Adding more orange and textures

3. Adding more browns and whites… my painting keeps changing!

4. Adding more textures and colours…

5. Final piece!