When trying to draw inspiration for a piece of art, there's no better way than by eating fortune cookies! So, after I had opened and read all of the fortune cookies I found out that they all had one thing in common... time. With the theme of time in mind, I decided to solely center my assignment around a clock. The clock represents our lives and the time we are given on this earth. Next, I decided to add a galaxy background to show that we have endless opportunities and choices in life. My clock winds back into the galaxy background because when we don't take chances and make the best of situations we usually come to regret it. Finally, I diced up the fortunes into stars to represent that its just a small part of our lives and we shouldn't let it run them. Life is too short to waste it regretting chances we never took.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
In this unique piece of art I created, unlike the rest of my classmates, I had the opportunity to create this assignment all by myself. With having the freedom to go in any direction I wished, I had the full reigns to create my own vision. I decided to resemble in my art piece the constant struggles of the "stars" of the world. Struggles for these people include paparazzi, drugs, money, fame, the list is end less and the struggles are constant. In my art, the black represents all the listed above struggles which sometimes seems to swarm and suffocate the star struck figures we so highly praise. But, the figure in my work is still striving for all the glitz and the glamor that comes with fame. My figure is breaking through the chains holding them down and trying to soar above the badness surrounding them.
Trough this experience I've learned many things about the "glamorous life" we all wish we had. One thing I learned was to be careful what you wish for. Like I stated above, even with fame comes struggles and it can engulf you and change you completely. Another thing I learned was don't judge a book by its cover. Someone may appear fine from the outside, but, on the inside they could be fighting a vicious internal battle. Most importantly, I learned never to let anything pull you down and to always strive for the good things in life