Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere,
This post will serve as a brief introduction to a new segment/art experiment on my blog entitled: This is my brain on art.
This recurring segment will explore the thought and inspiration process behind particular pieces of art.
Let’s get started…
These are the questions/topics that I used to guide this experiment.
- Title: Did you give the piece a name?
- Medium/Size: What is it made of? What did you use?
- Process: How did you make it?
- Work in Progress Shots: Photographic documentation of creation process.
- Inspiration Story: What was the inspiration for the piece? (An idea? A person? A song? A movie?)
- Tag Line: If this piece were in a museum or gallery, this is the one line that would appear under the title.
Now for my first example…
As this is the very first segment, I am going to use the image I made that inspired this category.
Title: This is Your Brain on Art
Medium/Size: Digitally altered art marker on mixed-media paper.
Process: Originally, I used sharpie markers to draw the brain form on a sheet of mixed media paper. Then I colored it with art markers and colored pencils. After that, I scanned the drawing and added words to the image using photo editing software.
Inspiration Story: I’ve seen many different artistic renditions of this particular concept online. It is a play off of the “This is your brain on drugs” ad campaign, which was an anti-drug PSA (which was pretty popular a while back). I like the idea that art is powerful enough to alter your brain. Thoughts, actions and behaviors can all be impacted by feelings inspired by art of all types.
Tag Line: When synapses fire, colors appear.
And the finished product looks like…
That’s all for now.
Try this experiment out for yourself and share it with me. I’d like to see your results!
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