I have made alterations to this 2 metre wide piece as it felt somewhat incomplete. I also feel it is now prepared to be displayed as a collection amongst the 'I Am Beautiful.' collage faces, photographic face scan ins and sections of the large scale piece i produced a week or 2 ago. This piece interlinks with all 3 of the aforementioned styles and i hope if i get the opportunity (enough exhibition space) to exhibit all of this at the same time, then they will work together to show a dynamic cross section of my work.
This project has been based upon various aspects of beauty and the human form. The 4 'I am Beautiful.' faces, shown in the previous post are based upon the idea of trying to cover up or distract from ugliness and imperfections, i portrayed this by the use of easy-on-the-eye patterns that distracted from the fact that the faces were actually horribly distorted and crumpled. I wanted to transpose the idea of beauty being reflected by such distractions and so again decided to involve floral patterns in this piece. This time i wanted to illustrate the idea of being 'beautiful on the inside' as opposed to being visually beautiful. The patterns illustrate the skin of the plain figure whereas the highly defined 'beautiful' figure jumps from the page, flowers clinging to the outside of its silhouette, as if not needed.
To accompany the large piece in the exhibition, i set out to produce smaller images to that would be in keeping with the image but in a lighter style. The following 4 images play off the notion of Beauty and what is considered beautiful. The structure of the faces are drawn from work i have produced during this unit but have worked with collage in order to set the faces alive. The face outlines are from the distorted studies i made from the face scans earlier in the project, and i have built them up with floral patterns, wallpaper and other found materials. I have used these patterns which we may consider pretty or easy on the eye to try and soften the ugly faces almost as a camouflage. This is after all, what make-up wearing women do everyday, trying to soften imperfections with camouflage or make-up. Are they beautiful? or are they still ugly?
I've completed the last large wall piece i was working on, featuring the jumble of bodies. There are sections of it that i feel are really strong but this feeling does not transpose across the entire piece. I had intended to create this piece and to select which of the larger images i wanted to exhibit, with the intension of selecting the most successful one. I feel that this is perhaps not the one which is most successful and instead i will choose the wall piece featuring 2 men joined at the face and produce accompanying smaller scale images. This is the most recently completed drawing, its dimensions are 2metres by 160centimetres.
Keeping in mind the shows being held after the deadline for my Final Major Project, i want to create something that will catch the viewer's eye from a distance, because of this as my final submission for my Final Major Project i am hoping to create a large wall piece.
The time scale i am working with will allow me enough time to produce something of a similar scale as the previous piece of a the 2 men joined at the face. I am already a good way into producing this wall piece, here is a section of the drawing so far...