COULDN’T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN
The above composition show the attempt to put humpty together and the failure to match his features correctly. Inspired by the cubist movement, i placed the facial features like the eyes, mouth and nose of various perspective viewpoints on the cracked fragments. Here, i attempted to use the principles Dominance, with a single figure dominating the composition and Contrast, by overlapping the black and white with minimal use of gray tones.
THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON
From the next sentence of the rhyme ‘The little dog laughed to see such a sport’, Jumping over the moon is a sport. Crescent moons, representing hurdles on a running track, are placed in a directional s-curve to create depth and movement that leads your eye from the back star to the cow. The cow with elongated legs and the moons that float on the starry sky are inspired from the surrealist, Salvador Dali’s work. Here, the principle rhythm is created by the directional s curve. Also, a distortion to the cow is done to defy the true proportion.
SHE HAD SO MANY CHILDREN SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
In this composition, i am challenging the perception that the children are real human beings. The scene is depicted from the view of the old woman, whose hands are holding onto the dolls, unsure of what to do. The background shows a wooden table with numerous scattered dolls that extends backwards . The foreground hands and background table creates perspective and depth. Here, i used the principle pattern, contrast and variety. A overwhelming effect is created with the endless repeated dolls. Variety is also created with the varying sizes and types of dolls. Additionally, the big dolls in the foreground and miniature dolls in the background show contrast in size.
AND THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON
The ran away motion is illustrated. It shows the spoons jumping around and plates rolling off the table. The table is placed diagonally, suggesting dynamism and movement. In this composition, principles like variety, pattern , balance and contrast are applied. Variety and pattern are created with the varying sizes of repeated spoons and plates. Furthermore, Asymmetrical balance is set with both sides of the diagonals looking rather similar, with a few items placed slightly different. Lastly, the organised squares of the table and messy curvy plates and spoons create contrast in structure and shapes.