Thursday, February 12, 2009

On Struggle...

These are documentation photos I took of my installation project I did for my 3rd Year drawing class. I had my critique yesterday, and I think it went pretty well, despite not being able to install in the room I had initially wanted.

Angels detail, 2.5'x5'
Demons detail, 2.5'x3'

I had an Angels and Demons thing going, which was something of an introspective work. I had initially planned on working with science and new age material, but I really wasn't feeling it. So, as I struggled with that idea for a while and as I got stressed out about it, and got busy with all my other work, it came from a desire to want to give form to the 'demons' that were bothering me. So, I wish there were more figures in the piece, but there are concessions that have to be made when you have a last-minute change of idea. I definitely dig this subject matter more.

Perspective view of the space created by the projection
View of how the projection was created

I held over my initial idea of wanting to work with light via projection. I liked the idea of creating an intangible presence that was vulnerable to people entering the space, which they had to do if they wanted to see the drawings of the demons. Unfortunately, the room wasn't as dark as I'd have liked, and the silver sharpies weren't as reflective as I had hoped, so there's a bit less luminosity on the pages. In a perfect situation, I'd have managed to conceal the projector somehow, because the light-leak is atrocious.

View of the Angels with the Gates projected on them
View of the Demons with the Gates projected through them

I was really interested in how nobody in my class responded to the religious subject matter, and only seemed to comment on the installation and the space itself. On the one hand, I had worried that the religious content would be somewhat over-powering so I was happy that nobody seemed to take issue with it, but on the other hand I was a little disappointed that nobody wanted to challenge me on it. I'm glad that the space was commented on, 'cause it means I'm doing something right!

1 comment:

  1. Demons don't wear clothes?!?! Thats pretty offensive. At least give them Big motherfucking penises, the ones that make you shudder in fear.