The artwork aims to make a statement on the irony of motivation.
Many of us have experienced this before. We are obsessed with this idea of achieving something that we tunnel vision. In the midst of this rat race, we lose sight of what around us.
I think this idea can be pushed even more. Is it just money that causes this short sightedness, can this also be a result of things place in front of us to misdirect us.
When we think about the media, even social medias like Facebook, how much of the information we receive is carefully constructed to let us see only what they want us to see? How much of what we know is a result of knowledge being hidden from us?
I think it is also interesting that we cannot see where we are heading towards when this tunnel vision occur. I wanted to mock this idea of blinding motivation because even though we are chasing this goal or this object, we will never reach it. We are merely chasing something that is futile. We look absolutely ridiculous if all we ever do is to chase this futile thing.
(In all honesty , I did not anticipate exactly how ridiculous it looks though to put an umbrella on my head. )
I think that while I did think about the concept, the execution of the project could have felt a little more solid . I love the idea of changing how our eyes perceive certain things by simply placement of an object. I love how we can draw parallels between what happens physically to our body and what happens in life. I love the metaphors that we can use to help us understand certain choices better and in the midst of this occlusion and distortion, maybe even see a little clearer.