Monday, February 9, 2009

Model Behaviour

This collage is called, "Model Behaviour". I made it in response to the Artist's Happiness Challenge course I am taking. The challenge for this week: create two pieces of art; one that shows negativity and one that shows positive energy. The lesson this week was called, "Vinegar and Honey" referring to the names for negative and positive emotions, respectively.

This is my "vinegar" piece of art. It is also the prototype for a collage I'm going to include in a series I'm making around a fashion theme. I mentioned before the Baker's Dozen Collage Exchange that I signed up for. Time is ticking and these collages need to get started. So this will be my first one. It's digital here, but I can make it 3D.

It shows a model in silhouette whose demand for perfection is always on her mind. She's aware that people are constantly watching her and she must always be perfect every minute. Here she is backed into a wall as all of these emotions are crashing in on her. An image of a young girl reminds her of the innocence of her youth before her life became so complicated.

So this piece definitely has some negative energy in it and that was part of the goal for this week's lesson. You are supposed to be aware of your own emotions as you create the negative and positive pieces. I'll post my "honey" image when I finish it.

By the way, I found a fantastic website where you can download free Photoshop brushes. The brick in the background here is one of the tons of brushes that I got today. Here is the link:

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