Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Project #3: Triptych Animation

Are You Just My Seventh Seal

This is a 10 second animation from the original Triptych created for Project #2. I decided to use the middle panel and move only a few items to make the background very lively of clouds and lightening. Annoying flies buzz about the horses death and famine until finally the words on the scroll and the crow enter in before the end to denote impending doom.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Project #2: Triptych Digital Montage

Can the savior be for real or are you just my seventh seal...

I decided to work with the idea of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. A specific line in the song Special K by Placebo, struck me with an image of this dire wanting of something to have faith in. 

 I have hand drawn the images of the horseman as the heads of horses: War, Death, Pestilence and Famine. Found images of bottles and vases were used for the filler of white in the backgrounds and I used images of David Koresh (Waco, TX "Incident") Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), Jesus Christ, Paramahansa Yogananda, Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death). These images were used as the darker sections and shadings of the horses. These names and faces were used as iconic characters of different belief systems or religious sects that people devote their life to based on some sort of blind faith and hope.  

The other images are of kitchen knives, pills, cigarettes, credit cards, car keys...etc. touching on the ideas of  the feel goods in life, or the idea of ownership and or servitude to materialistic nonsense, or just simply a way out of the ones own situation. 

Overall I was going for the idea of a need in some people for something greater than themselves to control, fix or change their life.

Project #1: DADA Montage

Survival of the ...

I originally wanted to go with an approach on environmentalism and speak on the destruction of many of the worlds now endangered animals and habitats. However, the more I got into this the more images of global strife and political issues came forward. 

My original background image is Red Poppies at Argenteuil by Claude Monet. I left only a small amount of it showing, the woman in the foreground, to show her ease of life and happy ignorant bliss of not knowing the worlds troubles raging around her. The collage of images surrounding her depict everything from death/war/abuse/control and power and the want for more.