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Me, My Blood in Colours

 

I had a lot of fun and sufferings in this project but if i looked at the photos, its all worth it! *with tears in my eyes*

I have finally created an Instagram because i’m quite happy with the photos i took. The first few posts will be on them! Follow me @ y.up.g.downv if u guys want to see it! Haha!

 

Without further ado, these are my previous posts of ego projects for better understanding on my project:

Concept and Artists Research

Disastrous Day and Video

 

So let’s get down to my longest post ever!

 

Everyone of us is unique. We certainly don’t fit into the characteristics of our blood group sometimes. This whole compositions show the contrast between my blood type like how i’m expected to behave according to the characteristics of B blood group and how i will actually react in that situation.

 

Colour Representation of me and my blood type

 

ME- Blue

I have always feel that i’m a passerby in my life. There is no where I truly belong. Rather than giving a form to me, I have chosen to represent myself in blue hue to show traces of me that i have been here. Blue is limitless like the sky, so carefree, relaxing and deep like the ocean, sad and lonely. Whenever u saw blue in the reality rows of compositions, you have spot me!

B- blood group- Yellow

People with b- blood type are generally creative, carefree, passionate and live in the moment. I feel that yellow represent them the best because it is the colour of sunshine. It show joy, happiness, spontaneous and energy.

 

Compositions 

With reference to the blood comic personality, People with B-type blood tend to ignore teacher’s instruction to stay behind the line. They would simply cross the line even though the teacher is looking. They are rebellious and don’t confine to rules. This is how the narration goes for this row: With b-type’s creativity, they will think of ways to have fun. Asking them to obey rules is impossible. Instead, rules become their playground. They will break rules for fun to get reactions. Therefore they are always rebellious.

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Medium: Food dye, water, medicine droppers and transparency paper

Process: Food dye mixed with water and dripped using a medicine dropper. To have a bright yellow background, yellow transparency paper is put on top of a board. Water is added on the surface of the paper so that sculptures can be created when liquid is dripped on the puddle. It’s the same for the blue composition except it is done in a bowl.

 

B Type’s Creativity: The juxtaposition of the pillar, crater and tiny water droplet at the top of the crater is a rare image captured in that split second. Creativity is essentially a burst of ideas flowing out in that moment. There are different forms within that circle giving the impression that lots of ideas is going inside b type’s mind. Following the darker orange hue from the droplet to the crater, crater to pillar and finally going to the edge of the circle. It tell the whole process of brainstorming like how an idea branches out into much more ideas and ultimately having a solid concept and all that is left is to execute it. Orange is used to show the creativity and energy.

 

Obey Rule: If u ask them to obey rule, they will simply disregard it. The pillar signify rule. The vertical line of the pillar express authority and rigidness like how rules is inflexible and demand people to follow. The pillar is straight and tall yet very thin. It relates to how b type think about rule. Living in Singapore, the city of rules, the pillar become very tall, containing a list of things to comply. However, they don’t care about it. Hence, the pillar is fragile and broken at the top. Dark blue is used to show the seriousness of rule.

 

Rebellious: Being rebellious, they can’t be control and will break through anything that is holding them back. The water droplet having the motion line of it flying upwards expresses the freedom it felt from escaping out of the thick walls of rules that is trapping it.

For each composition, monochromatic is used to depict how B type people feel and react in a rule setting where everything is systematic and follow one order. Hence a single colour. However if you look at it in a big picture, the 3 compositions form a complementary colour scheme. It show their defiant to rule. If you want them to do this way, they will react differently from your expectation.

For those who is questioning where’s yellow since it supposed to be the representation colour for B-type. Isn’t orange a mix of red and yellow? 😉 A combination of courage and creativity by B.

 

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In contrast to the expectation of how i’m supposed to fit into the stereotype mold of my blood type characteristics, the real me is a lot more tamer and serious.

Medium: Food dye, medicine droppers and water

 

My Shyness: I’m a very shy person.  I will always be hiding in my shell and putting up walls against people to protect myself. For this photo, i did not only frame the water sculpture but more of the background as well. This is to create my small existence in the vast space to further emphasize my shyness in any environment. I decided to choose purple to represent my shyness because it is a mix of blue and pink which equal to me blushing.

 

Obey Rule: I’m quite a health nut and set rules for myself to live a healthy life. I follow a strict diet of not eating after 9 and not eating any unhealthy snacks including cup noodles. The stable pillar and same visual weight of the water droplets show the consistency I strive in my daily life.

 

Hidden Courage: On the surface, I look like a calm and obedient person. Someone who follow the rules just like the serene gentle feel this image give off and how water droplet follow the nature’s rules and create ripples of waves on the surface. However, if u look at the core, u will discover the darker side of me. I will summon my courage and break the rules if needed to. Sometimes when i overslept and woke up after 9, i would still eat the dinner my parents bought for me because I don’t want to waste food. I also trespassed restricted area to guide my 4D teammates (Yi Ling and Clara) to a filming location that i had found.  I decided to use blue as that is what people associate it with water. I want to create the impression that everything look normal on the surface and create my alter ego with its shade.

Monochromatic is used just like the above compositions because it is in a rule setting. This time, if u look at the compositions together, it is analogous cool to show my calm and quiet personality. They tend to retreat into the space because they are easy on the eye just like me who like to hide in the background.

 

I shoot all these on the water surface using the dripping method because i want to show that rule is everywhere around us. For example, when we go on mrt we can see a bunch of rules like “no eating” sign or else fined. Hence i want to show the interaction of liquid in air to convey the idea.

 

Before i start off the next two rows of composition, here’s a question to refresh your mind.

What do u think is the most efficient way of study for b- type? Is it continuously study, speaking out loud to memorize thing or start from the most difficult subject?

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It is starting from the toughest subject!

B type people get distracted easily so if they do the thing they hate the most, they can use the remaining time to rush out their favourite subject.

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Medium: Food dye, acrylic paint, milk, liquid, medicine droppers and syringes.

B-Type in school: B type are fun loving and spontaneous. They will be all over the place in school looking at things they are curious. Hence I make the yellow liquid having a sense of freedom, flying and widely spread out so that our attention with be on it first. The other colours representing their friends are rooted to the ground. For this image, i dripped droplets of different colours into the fish tank at the same time. I mixed milk to yellow food dye so that it will be denser than the rest making it sink faster. It will also have more visual weight because it is more opaque than others. This image had been inverted.

 

Study: Study require a balance between social life, school work and family time. It is fundamental for everyone so i used primary colour and asked my parents to shoot out the liquids using syringes underwater in a triangle manner. This is so that they will all collide showing they are of equal importance with b-type’s personal interest gaining slightly more priority.

 

Distracted: The measuring cup is a metaphorical representation of the subject that b-type people dislike as it follow a systematic order similar to rules. Hence they escape out to be free in the sky like the air bubbles escaping out from the measuring cup and going to the water surface. The constant motion of the air bubbles reflect how b-type people are unable to keep still as they are always distracted. Blue is seen around the cup to show the reluctance to study that topic. A ring of red is used to show passion and desire to escape out . Ultimately it become joyful after it escaped. Hence yellow occupied the largest space.

 

Triadic colour is used for this rows to show that in school, we are expected to juggle many things; school work, co-curriculum activities and personal time. Hence we need to strike a balance in our life.

In fact, shooting triadic compositions is pretty hard. It require two people to pour the liquids in. A strong chemistry and teamwork is needed to sync and add the liquids in time with the same amount of pressure to get these results.

 

 

 

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Medium: Food dyes, acrylic, water, medicine droppers, milk and heavy whipping cream.

Me in My Room: My room is quite a mess. It is always clustered with things because i’m an art student. *Ahhem* ( Excuses) I used colours to represent the mess i’m living in, the small negative space is where i’m working. I layered the colours as a metaphorical representation of the things in my room according to how often i used or touch them. As a refresh, blue hue represent me. Hence the objects closest to me has to be my bed and my homework.  Yellow is the banana smell in the room because I would always forgot to eat them until the aroma comes out. Lastly, red belong to the my roommate’s side in the room. I used the medicine dropper and draw circles in the fish tank according to blue, red and yellow. I used blue and yellow food dye mix with acryllic and red acrylic with milk. The viscosity of food dye spread the blue colour out quickly so everything has to be done fast or the blue will occupy the whole tank.

Study: Study is the most important thing to me. I would neglect my own health and didn’t spend much time with my friends and family. It is reflected in the big bubble, having the most visual weight, is on the top while smaller bubbles are at the bottom. The smaller bubbles representing my family and friends and my own health are significantly smaller because i think of them less than study. Blue signify my study, red shows my family and friends because of my feelings towards them and the dull yellow reflects my unhealthy body.

Sleep: Whenever i want to study, i would often feel very tired and end up sleeping and waking up to study then fall asleep again. My stamina is very low when it come to studying despite my desire to do well. For this photo i used heavy whipping cream mixed with different colours to create the density so that it would have a cloudy effect like i’m in my dream world. Pastel colours is used to enhance the dreamy effect. Bright lights at the top is a metaphor for my conscious entering the portal of dreamworld and sinking deep as i fall into a deep sleep. There are yellow and green hues at the back as my conscious enter the portal to show the peaceful and happy state i’m in because i get to sleep.

 

It is mostly triadic compositions for this row same as the above row except for the last one. Analogous is used to narrate sleep to create a peaceful and relaxing feeling whenever i get to sleep. It is also the time when i forget about my study so i want to use a different colour scheme to express that idea.

 

All these rows of compositions, i shoot it underwater because i feel that study is deep in the mind. Thus, i want to show the density and weight of knowledge occupying our mind.

 

My Goals

 

Consistency

Over the weeks, my artworks have been all over the place like me. Being a very curious person, i like to explore lots of new things. Looking at my classmates’ works, i realized that consistency have been a missing element in my project. For this project, it became one of my prime focus which i feel that i did quite well.

Minimise the usuage of Photo Manipulation

I have to admit that i had failed for some image. As my concept is on self-esteem; seeking the uniqueness/beauty in an ordinary me, i hoped to achieve it without relying too much on photo manipulation. That would become artificial beauty. It’s like going for plastic surgery to  boost my self-esteem and not seeking the true beauty within me that make me special. Hence my goal was to only do the basic post production:

  • Cleaning up the background
  • Enhancing the contrast and saturation
  • Subtle color corrections (but no colour manipulation)
  • Cropping  and straightening the image correctly
  • Sharpening the image

However i had to go beyond the boundaries i had set for myself for some photos because of these reasons:

  •  Restriction on image size

Due to the given size, the liquids in some of my underwater images were out of frame. I had to move them and adjust them into the position i wanted within the frame.  After the process of moving it, the outcome of which liquid had been manipulated became very obvious as it can’t be sharpen and have a stark contrast with other liquids.

  • Unexpected good shot that fit into my narration

I had spend a long time planning on the colour harmony, tone and the juxtaposition of colours to emphasize the core colour. I did have some decent shots that fit into my colour scheme without have to manipulate the colour. However there will be the chance moment when i captured the perfect image that express the idea much stronger than the previous ones. Hence i had to manipulate the colour to fit my compositions.

 

Photos before Major Manipulations

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Problems

 

TIme- consuming

Depending on the complexity of my composition, it may take about 10-15 photos to get 1 or 2 photos that are suitable for my composition. It roughly took me about 1 hour to get one decent photo. Some photo take more than an hour. Time pass really fast when i’m doing liquid art photography. Its quite a mundane, repetitive and stressful process. Setting up the perfect environment for the shoot alone take up few hours already. Lots of lighting adjustment to do to get the studio effect and changing of water to clear away the polluted water. After each refill, the camera had to be refocus again. The fish tank is great to use for the shooting and but it takes up a lot of time fill it up and too heavy to carry by myself.

 

Colour Printing

As yellow represent the spontaneous in my blood type, the colour has to be bright and cheerful. I tested with different printers. The school printer gave a dull colour but sharper image. Although my home printer had a bright yellow, the resolution was bad. There were lines. In the end, the one that gave the best result was the printer out of school.

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(Sorry for the bad resolution taken from my phone)

The one on the left is printed from home while the right is by ADM.

 

Tough to do it alone without proper equipment

I can never imagine completing the project without my friend’s help. If he didn’t guide me the along the technical aspects and bring all his equipment especially the remote trigger which is an important tool to let me take photo by myself, i would have scrap away the whole concept. It took a lot of mental multitasking and deep concentration to do this alone. Squeezing the medicine dropper with one hand while clicking the remote on another. Checking the photos is another hassle until i suggested wireless streaming of photo into his laptop as i recalled seeing it before. He brought out his cable and connected his camera to his laptop. Photo taken on the spot is uploaded to lightroom and i can view at ease from a distance. All hail to technology and Siong June! My knees are saved from having to go up and down the bed frame continuously. He also helped out with the shoots when i do not have enough hands as i had to pour the colours into the tank. Also with the macro lens, its definitely much sharper and produce beautiful clear images. However if the liquid is not aim properly at the focus point, it create a blur image. Hence the D.I.Y stand is very important to eliminate errors and save time from needing to take more shoots.

 

Despite all the hardships, i really like the imaginative visual created from liquid art photography. Looking at the photo, i feel that all my efforts are worth it. Siong June and i have agree to team up to work on this project over the holidays! Yayy!! Initially i wanted to add cymatics in to my compositions but i can’t find a suitable speaker for it. Maybe i will try that out too!

 

 

 

Forret Gump *FINAL*

Approach

There are two stages to my approach.

First method is the break down the quotes into pieces. After separating it, i would seek out the possible metaphorical subjects to represent that section.

Second method is to find tone behind the quote.

With that in mind, i did several sketches to plan out the placement of the subjects. As i sketched, more ideas flowed through my mind and the subjects changed accordingly.

During the process of Photoshop, one of my composition also went through another round of “make-over” which i would talk about the difficulties in Photoshop later.

 

My Goal 

I want to challenge myself by using all the narrative techniques that i have researched upon. I am deeply inspired by surrealism, so my goal is to show that in my works. My curiosity may bring me to branch out to explore other styles too. However i will stay rooted and keep surrealism as my common art style among four compositions.

 

Theme

After my consultation with Joy, i saw a pattern among my sketches. My theme will be first world issues. I hope to raise awareness that although development is good, it also let us taken granted for many things in life.

 

First Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while , you could miss it.”

– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1986

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There will always be people looking down on phone walking.  As a result, they fail to appreciate the things around them. I used hyperbole to depict the narrative. A slow moving snail man is so absorbed looking at his phone. Life move really fast like a meteor coming so close on him. If he look behind once, he can see the meteor coming to him and may have an exciting chapter in his life which is he live to see a meteor. I used scale and implied line for the meteor to make it look like it going to hit the man. For the background, I choose a grid-like building to represent the consistency and stable life of these type of people. Then it got destroy by the meteor flying in in a diagonal way to  dramatize and create tension. I was inspired by pop art and surrealism in this piece. In order to have a comic style look, i flatten the building by reducing the shadows and contrast of it. I have also chosen an illustrated meteor to further enhance the pop art style.

 

Second Quote: ” What we have got here is a failure to communicate.”

  • – Cool Hand Luke 1967
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I instantly thought of “ji tong yao jiang“. A chinese proverb that mean 2 people talking at different wavelength and not understanding each other at all. I simulated the situation in online dating when the chicken man and the duck lady tried to communicate with each other over internet. The thing on their head is a tool to detect brainwave. As their brainwave is on different frequency, they failed to communicate with each other. With the network result revealing their love chemistry is zero, they give up and leave. In online dating context, that would be swiping to their next partner that easy. In online dating, people always have the mindset that the next one will be better so they didn’t put in as much effort as they would have in real life conversation. The chicken body is inspired by anthropomorphism pop art done by Lisa Bengtsson. She put all the detail, characteristic on the animal face and simplify the body into a silhouette. I like how it capture my attention with its simplicity. I applied the same by using a sweater and remove the shadow. However I found it to become like a big black hole so I add dingbats to add visual interest to it. I did the same to the computer screen so it would guide our attention to the text in the center.

 

 

 

Third Quote: “All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you”

The Fellowship of Ring 2001

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When I see this quote, I remember the times we go to canteen to eat during break time. There are many different stores in front of us but we still can’t decide what to eat. I also feel that time is limited from the tone of the quote. To express the dilemma from having to choose, i made humans to represent food and parody the proposal scene. The delicious food are all proposing to the brain to ask it to pick them. I used repetition to show the multiple food choices. Proposing means the other person have to decide at the spot, so there is actually time-sensitivity in this manner of proposal. Facing with all choices, pressing the brain to choose, it become very frustrated. The hands squeeze the brain trying to force an answer out.

 

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The Art of Living by Rene Magritte

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Being inspired by Rene Magritte’s The Art of Living, i placed strong emphasize on the visual weight of the brain and scales in the composition. Initially the brain was flat and 2D, so i warped it to make it look squeezed and protrude the center. This really give off the impression that the brain is overwhelmed with all these food in front of it.

For the food on the heads of the human, there are Chinese, western and Japanese food like how a typical Singapore canteen would have. I put sandwich in the front to represent the sandwich in ADM that every busy art student would go for. Even that vending machine have choices on the favour. The hamburger also appear frequently to show the brain can’t make up its mind and go back and forth.

The humans are initially placed in one straight row, making the composition look flat. They are also very tiny, so it was hard to identify what they are doing. Working upon Joy’s advise, i gave it a perspective view by making them big in the front to small at the back and arrange them leading to the brain. Our eyes is naturally drawn to the brain, the biggest subject, then to the dark small subject. The perspective view from the food humans guide the eyes to the negative space in the center. At which the implied lines from glazes of the food to the brain lead our eyes back to it again.

 

Fourth Quote: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

-The Usual Suspects 1995

Trials

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Social media have a deep influence in how we perceive beauty as. There are many people resorting to plastic surgery to look perfect and beautiful to meet the expectation of beauty which social media had sculpted in our mind. In this composition, i thought of using illusion to express how it is able to hypnotize us that physical beauty matters a lot as well as to reflect the quote that it was able to fool the world that it didn’t exist. Barbie is used as a figure of perfect beauty that everyone wish to obtain.

In the first row of trials, i used television to represent social media. I had a dilemma in which should i make the barbie look obvious or let the illusion do its thing and let people guess what is it.

After Dawin’s group presentation, i develop a new concept for illusion. I wanted to create an illusion on the human face focusing into the eye where there is a barbie symbol with icon representing social media (wifi signal/ television)  This represent the illusion that the social media bring cause the human’s eyes to only able to see physical beauty.

After consulting with Joy, she recommended me to look up on the surrealism artist Rene Magritte’s The Son of Man. 

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The phone containing Barbie icon was put on top of the girl face to show that she desire to become like that. The barbie sent out a wifi signal and the girl got hook by the possibility of becoming a beautiful girl like the social media portray. Hence, her antenna got connected to the wifi. Flowers represent the natural beauty of many other people that was also entice by social media tactics that they desire to go for plastic surgery. Hence, their antenna was connected too. I place the antenna in a triangle way, guiding the eyes to the phone then work around it.

Ms. Joy’s comment:

The three composition look complete. As for the last one, maybe its because lack of time, there are things to improve on. There could be a mirror reflection of the girl to the barbie showing her desire instead. The flower on the sides could be wearing closet to show they are also seeking perfect beauty.

I feel the same because i have consulted her last minute so the concept is not that fully developed yet. I think the closet also show the flowers have become vain that is why they want to go for plastic surgery.

Thank you Ms. Joy for the helpful feedback. smile

 

Struggles

Resource: I had a lot of difficulties finding the suitable images. I had to simply my ideas a lot and use a much common subject so that the images can be obtain much easier. For the third quote, there are actually three completely different composition before reaching the final most simplified version.

Photoshop: It was very time-consuming because it was my first time doing it. I made a lot of mistake in there. One time, i forget what did i click that the image tab is gone. I was completely lost. Luckily my friend who is very pro in photoshop help me resolve it through watsapp easily. He didn’t even need to touch my laptop to solve the problem, talk about GODLIKE!

 

Reflection

I quite like the project this time. I been wanting to explore photoshop so this is a great chance for me to do so. I feel so proud of myself in able to achieve this and learn a lot at the same time. I also managed to complete the personal goal i set for myself except for the caricature which i feel will look out of place from the compositions. Ohh well. I feel so inspired by this project that i want to continue doing quote interpretation in my own free time. My first project would be on my current favourite song Nandemonaiya by RADWIMPS. Their lyrics are so beautiful and dreamy~~

 

 

~Ending with me & 3 chicken~

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Hehehe feel a bit narcissism but imma  proud owner of my design laughing

 

 

 

 

 

Extroverts vs Introverts

The theme that i’m doing is on Extroverts vs Introverts.

 

Extroverts are outgoing, dramatic and expressive about their feelings. They get energized with a big groups of people and express their feelings in the raw state.

For this, i used primary and secondary emotions to show that they usually doesn’t filter their emotions regardless of where they are. They shine like a light in the public, so i usually use white paper to show their positiveness.

 

Introverts are shy,soft-spoken, passive, usually like to be alone and tend to think before speaking.

For this, i use tertiary emotions and black paper to express their complex feelings and their mental state.

 

 

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As there can only be 3 not an even number of emotions in each category, i struggled to show the contrast emotions between extroverts and introverts. As such i decided to tell in a story format for the reason behind the placement of the lines.

 

Extroverts

Their origin of Love come from their family.

They have a strong Affections for being with people.

Being with their big group of friends make them Joyful.

They get lots of different emotions through the conversation with their friends such as Surprise or Stupefy when their friends said something super dumb.

Anger and Rage intertwined when they see someone they treasured get bullied.

 

There are times that they will feel Sad and Fear too because we are all humans.

 

Introverts

When they are Attracted to someone, they would behave Awkwardly in front of them. This make them feel Embarrassed and wish they could do better. Getting rejected by the one they love is like a shot in the heart, leaving Sorrow in them. People’s conflicts Disgust them and they would avoid them at all cost. They like their own personal space and not having it is akin to Claustrophobic. They like to Enjoy life, find Amazement in it  and can be Lyrical sometimes too.

 

EXTROVERTS

 

Love

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Process: My family and mine thumbprints on to the paper

Reasoning: All love origin from family so i used it. Elegant, gestural strokes show that the beautiful, timeless love between parents and child. The strokes are all connected no matter how fragile they seen to be. It show that no matter how tense or distance the relationship is, there will always be a line of connection that is unbreakable.

 

 

Affection

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Process: My thumbprints

Reasoning: Somehow i was reminded of the love between extrovert and introvert. Extrovert tend to be more affectionate while introvert is passive. I use the gestural wind like movement in the beginning and show my thumbprints “chasing” after the wind (introvert), wanting to show affection.

 

Joy

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Process: Collage of monoprint leaves.

Reasoning:  Extroverts get their joy from being with people. Life is normally link to plant, so i want to use collage of plant to represent the people in extroverts’s life. For which i cut into different shapes of circles to show different part of leaves kind of like puzzle.

Problem: Initially thought of using milk, drops of paint and dish soap to create Joy. With the introduction of soap to the pool of milk with ink drops, there is a chemical reaction creating waves and pushing the ink into random direction. Feel like Joy for extrovert is like this because they would bounce everywhere when they are joyful or excited.

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Surprise

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Process: Syringe with white ink from high angle

Reasoning: Conversation is like injection of information from external source without the pain factor. Shock is expressed through the sharp pointy lines emerged from the spots of ink.

Problem: Initially wanted to show the flow of electricity on paper. Theory is use ferrofluid and spread it on a paper with saltwater. Ferrofluid is a liquid that has magnetic properties. Saltwater is a good conductor of electricity. Create a electrolytic cells connecting one end of battery to iron element and other to copper element. Since electricity affect the magnetic field, there maybe unexpected result on the movement of ferrofluid. Even without the magnet, ferrofluid may move itself because it contain iron in it so it may move towards copper element. However all this is just theory without experiment.

Tried making ferrofluid using laser jet toner and vegetable oil. Laser jet toner is said to contain iron particles so when magnet is near it, the liquid will become a ball of spikiness.  However the toner in my house doesn’t have iron in it strangely. I feel disappointed to end an experiment that i was eager to work on.

 

Ferrofluid

Ferrofluid attracted to magnet

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Even with the biggest magnet, it didn't work :(

Even with the biggest magnet, it didn’t work 🙁

 

Stupefy

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Process: Syringe with ink from high angle and dabbling it with tissue.

Reasoning: The grey effect from using tissue to dabble it dull the whole picture. This reminded me of the brain stopped working because of the stupidity of the information.

 

Anger

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Process: Throwing with golf ball and cotton ball and ink.

Reasoning: Throwing things in anger to show the emotion on paper. Controlled the amount of paint mix with water to get a bold splatter effect from the golf ball. From the left to the right, the anger get stronger as the imprint get more bolder.

 

 

Rage

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Process: Punching with a plastic glove on

Reasoning: A larger intensified emotion is released out by punching. Plastic gloves created jagged lines because of the creases. The composition has more tension to it.

 

Sad

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Process: Ink and glue

Reasoning: Extroverts are positive. Even though they are sad, it only for a while because they overcome it easily. Hence I didn’t cover up the whole paper with black. The streaks of black lines has mostly stop flowing down and so did not cover up that column on the left. I want to show that they have stopped feeling sad and start to go back to their cheerful self.

 

Fear

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Process: Oil, white vinegar and ink.

Reasoning: Fear is all in the state of mind. It started out small with you breathing normally. As it progress, the fear manifested and you gasping for air. Eventually everything will calm down and return to normal. This whole line is done by the difference viscosity of white vinegar and oil to show the separation as seen on the left. Ink on the oil form small bubble like people breathing underwater. The short chaotic line caused by the white vinegar resembled the brain undergoing a shock state from fear.

 

INTROVERTS

 

Attraction

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Process: Cooking oil, flower

Reasoning: Introverts does not express their emotions out well. On the surface they look like a blank paper, unreadable emotions. If they like someone, they will always be by their side, watching them and giving all their best to help the person. Deep down, their love for them is glowing like a bright star! Therefore i use the property that cooking oil glow under the light to show their deep attraction.

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Doesn’t seem to glow too well because it’s been a few days already.

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This is how the glow effect work at their best.

 

Awkward

awkward

Process: Separation using cooking oil and water. Ink dripped at the end.

Reasoning: Using the different viscosity of the two liquids, the ink pattern will be different. With the ink molecules maintaining their round form unable to blend in with the oil to the fluidity of ink inside water region, awkwardness is achieve. This show the feeling of introverts wanting to blend in with people and wish to “flow” well in conversation but they cant shake off the awkwardness.

 

Embarrassment

embarrass

Process: Glue, ink spread with cardboard sheet.

Reasoning: Introverts get embarrassed easily. Overload the newsprint with glue will change the property of the paper making it translucent. I made the cross sign throughout the line to represent the unwillingness to be in view. However in reality as much as we want to hide away from people out of embarrassment, we cant do that. Hence, the see through hole in the middle of each “X”.

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Sorrow

sorrow

Process: Glue and ink spread with wire dish scrub.

Reasoning: Glue is a mixture of tears and mucus. To spread it with dish scrub with make the lines looks messy showing  unsteadiness of one emotions. Hugh amount of black ink moving down represent the amount of tears flowing down, almost darkening one world. Introverts can be too emotional sometimes.

 

Disgust

disgust

Process: Rubbing mold bread on to the paper

Reasoning: There is no better way to express disgust than to use the rotten food to evoke that emotion. Rubbing rotten bread spread the moulds onto the paper. I can still smell the rotten bread in my room when i lay out the paper 🙁  I swirl the rotten food on the paper and let nature take its course on the paper. The end result is quite good as it look like waves of disgust about to consume me.

(PLEASE LOOK AWAY IF U HAVE PHOBIA OF MOULDS)

 

 

 

 

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Moulds grow fast in my hostel than at home. Took 3 days only to become this state. Worry about my current state of living now.

 

Claustrophobic 

claus

Process: lighted incense

Reasoning: Introverts value their personal space. If taken away from them, in extreme case, they would have claustrophobic.

Showed a path of space getting narrower as it goes further. Eventually they give in to their fear and get trapped. Played with  positive and negative spaces to tell the story. Used fire to show the unpleasantness of nature because incense create smoke and weird smell which i don’t like.

 

Enjoyment

enjoy

Process: Oil, water and ink

Reasoning: Introverts enjoy being in small company. This image reminded me of the game called catching, I used to play that with my friend when i’m very young. The two slightly bend. gestural big dots with gradient shows movement. The smaller dots and ink in the water region pointing at the same direction towards the big dots add tension to the picture.

 

Amazement

amaze

Process: Spinning top with block ink.

Reasoning: The sharp rapid movement of lines in circular manner reminded me of sparkler. I would always feel amazed seeing fire shot out of it and yet i’m at such a close distance feeling oddly safe and loving it.

 

Lyrical

lyrical

Process: Spinning top with acrylic paint.

Reasoning: With the use of a heavier density paint, the line created are thicker. I rolled my spinning top over some big blob of acrylic to spread it. The uncontrollable stroke create spontaneity in the paper, expressing lyrical.

 

The problems i faced in this project is the abstract nature of it making me hard to understand and see the link between things. It was hard for me to come up with a theme become i cant link my emotions.  When i came up with a  theme which is ninja’s fighting style, it is very vague and abstract again. Talking with my classmates and listening to the group consultation is very beneficial for me. I have a much clearer view and approach on how i want to start on my new theme- Extroverts and Introverts. I feel that this project help to train my sensitiveness to object and get in touch more deeply with my emotions. I deeply enjoy the experimenting part of it.  Connect with my geeky side 😀

 

Specials thanks to Miss Joy for her guidance, Hui Min for her many suggestions and tons of help, Clara for leading me to a path and people in group consultation.