My POV finals clearly look quite inconsistent in terms of style but I guess the idea of playing with different perspectives of Buddhism is there…(I hope). While I initially wanted to follow and build on the cut-&-paste style from the previous project, I realised the style would not fit the concept for my POVs so I dropped it (for now heh). Tackling the topic of religion, a sensitive topic, calls for a more “de-personalised” style. In the sense, I wanted to remove the feeling of a personal style which might affect the way my works would be perceived. AKA if I did it in a cut & paste manner, it might unintentionally seem like I’m being very aggressive with my subject matter (and the thing is I kind of am but not with Buddhism but with some Buddhists) By going for a more general “advertising” (maybe?) style, I hope to be able to tone down the look a bit so that people can look at it in a more rational manner and I kinda wanted it to be somewhat subtle (like advertisements) even though the messages are pretty much the very opposite of subtle.
…I might use them as random advertisements in my zine lol
Buddhism from my perspective is a Label.
Buddhism from the perspective of a desperate is an FWB (Friends with Benefits).
Buddhism from the perspective of mass culture is a selling joke.
Buddhism from the perspective of a blind person is sound and ash.
Buddhism from the perspective of Art is strict censorship.
Buddhism from the perspective of the enlightened is no need for images.
I liked the process of exploring the differing perspectives on Buddhism for this project but the end result was definitely not satisfactory…the inconsistency in the styles is really something I need to work on…(wanted to try too many things but forgot to focus on the big picture whoops)