Painting With Life
In life, every person has many experiences that help to determine who he or she is. While each person will experience these things differently I feel that there are common underlying themes that everyone will go through at some point in their life. To display this, I created 15 images using two different mediums. The overall effect was oil paintings that also contain 3D anaglyphs. The themes of the images included my views on development, interaction, experiences, childhood, and corruption that lead one to develop into an adult. These experiences are in no particular order because everyone experiences things differently regardless of age or gender. I used a combination of oil paint and digital imaging to create multimedia painting. I painted the image on canvas, leaving certain sections of the canvas blank. I then scanned the paintings, opened the resulting image in Adobe Photoshop, and filled in the blank sections with anaglyphs I generated by hand. The final result was a multimedia artwork that must be viewed with 3D glasses to appreciate its depth. I wanted to investigate why these experiences are so vital in order for one to grow into an adult. I attempted to portray my answer to this question to others through the point of view of my eyes. In order to do this I used both male and female images.Â Although males and females are different in how they interpret situations, I feel that there is an underlying nature that connects them. One of my main inspirations for this project was an image I found one day while trying to look for graphic design content. The image is of a teenager sitting in his room trying to solve a Rubikâ€™s Cube. However, this Rubikâ€™s Cube is not an ordinary puzzle; the puzzle is actually his head. This made me think of how hard it would be to solve such a puzzle, but in fact, everyone metaphorically is trying to solve this puzzle as they mature. College is the best example I can think of to demonstrate this concept. For most, it is their first lengthy time away from home, facing decisions such as trying to figure out friends, choosing a major, and so on. So the average college student is trying to solve his or her own personal Rubikâ€™s Cube. When I started to concentrate more on this subject, I realized that college time is when most of the final changes occur, there are also many experiences as a child and teen that lead up to the final changes that happen as an adult.