The second quote I worked on was from Get Out, “I want your eyes man, I want those things you see through.”
Just a basic introduction of the movie, the main character is a black guy, who had a white girlfriend. He went to her family’s house over the weekend and realised that the family’s slaves were all black. Turns out, the girlfriend set a trap which he landed in – she wanted to sell his body to rich white people, a project her family has been working on.
During his weekend there, he met a blind artist, whom took an interest in him. He said the above mentioned quote and bid for his body during the auction.
To start off, I put together a few elements.
I used an eye to represent the ‘eye’ which was mentioned in the quote. I added visually impaired canes around the eye – to represent the character who said the quote, whom was blind.
However, I felt that this does not express the meaning of the quote very well, and hence decided to add in more elements.
I came up with a second design, adding in more elements. Instead of having the canes around the whole eye, I put it only halfway, and adding abstract versions of eyes in the background. I replaced the eye with a view of the ‘outside world’, to represent the view the character sees daily.
I felt that this relates more to the quote but there was too much going on.
After hearing feedbacks, many felt the same way that there was too much, and no main focus. Thus I decided to cut down the elements.
Stay tuned to my final post!