Concentration / Senior Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Piece
Throughout your life, you may encounter overwhelming feelings of stress due to many thoughts and lists of priorities and tasks to attend to constantly repeating in your mind. After thinking about this concept and my own personal experiences as of recently, it continued to stand out to me, as everyone handles and responds to situations, especially in stressful times, differently. As a result, I chose to create a piece inspired by the works of Anselm Kiefer, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol to convey my interpretation of my own experience with stress and how I respond to countless tasks that I need to finish. After viewing Kiefer's piece and comprehending the concept behind it, I chose to convey a deeper, more personal element of my life in this piece by revealing daily thoughts that pass through my conscious. In addition, Murakami's bright pieces reminded me of graphic design patterns. Consequently, I became inspired me to incorporate a graphic design related element of text in my own piece to display my reoccurring thoughts while using a more neutral color scheme with strong accents of color. Lastly, Warhol's work inspired me to experiment by developing a simplistic yet divergent composition, with the focal point of my piece as the person depicted being angled, rather than completely front facing, as well as different aspects varying in size, value, and contrast in order to create strong emphasis, and further support my concept. Ultimately, this piece was an experimental piece for me to expose myself and my thoughts more, conveying my representation of my ideas and growth at this time in my life.