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This series of works follows a man’s emotional journey and is supposed to act as scene pieces from the novel I wrote. Each piece marks an integral point at which the focus and main character experiences something that alters the way he thinks and feels. Through variations in textures of paint, color shifts, or value changes, the way the main character’s painted and his surrounding environments represent what’s going on inside his head.
In my Sustained Investigation, I wanted to show different scenes from a book I wrote. Throughout my sustained investigation, I had a clear idea of how I’d express the main character’s crescendo of emotion not through just his facial expressions, but through elements of the pieces. I experimented with the use of or lack of background and how that could be used to evoke different emotions from the viewer, in the attempt to mirror what the main character was feeling in said scene. I wanted there to be a fair amount of ambiguity to each scene, and for the viewer to ask what could have possibly just happened or is currently happening to the main character. For example, pieces #9 & #11 share the same background but the reaction is fiercely different.
The opening pieces of my investigation delve into the strain on my relationship with my grandmother.
Pieces #2 and #3 both utilize resin techniques. Piece #2 depicts the new restraints placed upon my grandmother using hard edges and wire rapping, therefore hiding the woman that once was. While piece #3 creates movement by the use of overlapping blue tissue paper representing a shift in dynamics much like rough water. The pieces then begin to focus more upon my grandmother’s experience of the stages of grief as pieces #5, #12, and #13 embody emotions including depression, anger, and acceptance, although reluctant. The investigation completes itself with my coming to terms with the situation depicted in piece #15. The slave bracelet exhibits my understanding that the woman I once loved is forever gone; however, I am Mentally stronger as a result.
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