Continuing from our previous assignment – to create textures, we were tasked to work on a box project in pairs. For this box project, we are to use textures and colours to create a sculpture which evokes the emotions and/or best explicitly represents the self-given theme.
For our project, Randi and I chose the theme of a ‘Carnival‘.
We went on a trip to the National Gallery Singapore to learn more about the pieces from the exhibitions: Colours of Impressionism and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna.Through this trip, we learnt more about how an artist uses colours to create moods and to bring across messages.
After learning about colour theory during class today, we were tasked to create a landscape composition using 5 different colours, bearing in mind the depth one can create using a contrast of colour hues and saturations.
Brief: Create a sequence of 5 black & white abstract pictures that relate to each other. This compositional organisation must show: Symmetry/Asymmetry, Balance, Scale/ Proportion, Emphasis, Movement/ Rhythm, Unity, Repetition, Harmony, Contrast.
Instead of creating an absolute narrative compositional story, I decided to create pieces which showcase the dynamism, joy, and a brief history of Lindy Hop – a dance which I picked up during my freshmen year of University and have continued since then.
Lindy Hop is an American Swing partner dance which originates from Harlem, New York, in the 1920s-30s. Lindy Hoppers typically dance to jazz and electro-swing music, and wears vintage outfits – think The Great Gatsby: flappers, suites, suspenders et cetera.
If any of you are keen to find out more about Lindy Hop, do check out the video below. Tanya & Sondre’s Fly Me To The Moon is one of my favourite Lindy Hop routine thus far!