4D | paradox

Process taken:
Capturing of images
Usage of photoshop to edit

Idea behind this creation:
Showcase the new place I call my second home, which is the current hall I’m staying at – Hall 8.
As most of us knows, NTU is a smoke-free campus, but there are still many cigarette butts lying around, signifying that many are going against the rule and still smoking.

My paradox shows the results of heavy smoking and what the outlook of NTU will be if no one clears their cigarette butts properly after smoking – it will be flooded everywhere!

There’s a dinosaur to present fear for the situation happening.
With a glitch on the buildings to the left, it shows how unrealistic the paradox is! (Like honestly, where do you find those huge-ass cigarette butts!)
The raining cigarette butts shows how polluted the air in NTU is, with cigarette smell lingering along the air on campus.

Challenges Faced:
Time constraints
Used an iPhone instead of DSLR – work could’ve been of higher quality

What did I enjoy
I enjoyed distorting reality!

And that’s the end of Assignment 1! 

Till then,

4D | encountering three strange characters!

In my strange world, everyone are black & white, whereas all the elements of the world, are filled with vibrant colours!
This is to signify that in the world, we have everything we want and need, but we are still unhappy with life.

The process of making is done by Adobe Photoshop. 

The first character I have is a representation of the lack of time in the world. We never have enough time for everything. Time is always insufficient.
Timo is constantly searching for time, and steals time away whenever he touches someone.
His mouth, is being replaced a padlock, to represent the saying of Speak no evil.

The second character represents Money, and how people are never happy with their wealth. Money is always never enough. Being the greedy bird she is, Monika steals your money whenever her marbled eyes turn white!
With wings, she is granted the ability to fly, like how money flies away from your wallet so easily!
Her eyes are replaced with marbles, as a representation of See no evil.

The third character represents Health. People always strive to keep a healthy lifetyle, in to order to extend their lifespan. Many go to the extremes of consuming huge quantities of vitmans and doing exercises.
Hemi steals your health (HP) whenever she uses her legs, carbon fork, to stab you.
With her stealing your HP, you’ll lose and die earlier.
The rat tail Hemi has represents that she is a sneaky little thief!
Her ears are replaced with seashells, as a representation of Hear no evil.

Challenges Faced
A major challenge I faced was having the conceptual idea in my head, but having no idea on execution. It was difficult coming up with Hemi, the 3rd character, as Health is not that a prominent issue linking to having a lack of.

What I did Enjoy
Freedom of creating characters
Giving the characters a backstory.

That’s it for the Assignment 1a! 

Till then,

4D | Strange World Collage


Artist: Oleg Shuplyak
Link: http://www.atbreak.com/tag/surrealism/

An Ukrainian artist living in Berezhany, Oleg Shuplyak creates artistic surrealism works, via usage of optical illusion. He is well known for imaginative portrait heads named Hidden Images. What captivates me about his work was that when viewing his artwork up close, it shows an image of a scenery, but when it in full portrait, it shows an image of a human.

These are 2 of my favourite works of Oleg Shuplyak.

Artwork done by Oleg Shuplyak Image taken from http://viola.bz/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Oleg-Shuplyak-9.jpg
Artwork done by Oleg Shuplyak
Image taken from http://www.atbreak.com/tag/surrealism/

His art is really impressive as coming up with such optical illusion paintings requires tons of thinking, arrangement and co-ordination amongst the objects in the painting. The optical illusion is easy to understand too, requiring only a few glances to spot the portrait emerging out from the painting.