Project 1 Final
- Hope: Wool on paper
Hope is defined as a feeling of trust, or wanting and expecting for something to happen. The softness and fluffy texture of cotton wool illustrates the vagueness of hope in my opinion. Hope is an emotion that is unreliable as there is no concrete evidence or substance that what we wish for will come true, we only rely on our desire for something to happen. The torn wool also shows the unreliability and fragility of hope which leaves us hanging on a thin thread.
2. Fear: Black pastel on white colour pencil
Fear is an emotion felt when a person is threatened, in danger of pain or sorrow. Fear to me occurs when one does not understand a situation. Because of a lack of knowledge or grasp of what is going on around them, they experience fear. The confusion that occurs initially when experiencing fear is expressed by the messy and tangled white lines. The lines slowly progresses to converge into a single line which shows that a person slowly begins to decipher the situation that they are in. The situation turns truly bleak which is why the background becomes pitch dark and true fear sets in.
This line is made by drawing the line with white colour pencil before covering the whole paper with black oil pastel. I like how the oil pastel cannot cover the white colour pencil line.
3. Passion: Strings and block print ink
Passion is the intense desire or enthusiasm towards something. The outburst of lines from the black block of ink expresses spontaneity which I feel is an aspect of passion. Most of the time our passion cannot be explained, it just occurs to us naturally. This mark making was done by dragging strings in random motion out of the centre blob of paint.
4. Guilt: Water colour
Guilt occurs when an individual feels that he/she has done something that goes against their own moral conscience or the world’s sense of moral standard.
Guilt to me has a sense of depth and gravity because of the complexity of the emotion. It is a fight between the action we had done and our moral standards. This is expressed by layering the different sizes and darkness of water colour ink. The water colour has a stained and tainted effect which i felt reflects the disdainful emotion of guilt.
5. Outrage: Block print ink
Outrage is an intense emotional reaction of anger or shock. The sharp edges and smudged ink expresses the violence caused by outrage. The strokes which go in all direction also depicts outrage as an uncontrollable emotion.
6. Surprise: Sewn thread on paper
Surprise is an event or emotion that is unexpected, or out of the blue and is usually positive. The element of surprise in encapsulated in the thread being sewed onto paper as sewing in usually done on cloth. Surprise is an emotion I express awkwardly because I rarely feel surprised and this is depicted by the awkward curves of the threads. The thread that springs out at the end is minimal.