I only want you to think I’m Fantastic!

6 03 2010

Our assingment was to take a theme from our last drawing, and then we would randomly choose a subject and a media. i ended up with

  • Graphic Narrative
  • Self
  • Mylar

I’ve titled this “I only want you to think I’m Fantastic” and its based of the idea that we tell lies to promote the self, or others image of our self. I’ve taken four common lies (I’m on a diet, I don’t need directions, I know what I’m doing, I can fix it myself), one on each layer, and the text is arranged to force the viewer to focus and pay attention to the piece.  Then layers and image of myself on top (color layer > line layer).

I picked this image of myself solely on the fact that I liked it. Which still fits into my subject ,self><narcissism, but an interesting point got brought up. Since this is the same picture I have on this blog, facebook, and other online networking sites, this is the picture I want people to see of me. And I have 100% control over that, for all strangers know, I could be a large, jolly guy who live ‘up nort’. (really I’m not Santa Clause, as cool as that would be) so through social media, I could choose to be who I want, and people will believe it.

I am planning on revising the display of this piece, the construction was a last minuet switch in ideatown. Ideally, I’d like to use a sheet of metal, same size as the mylar (12×18) and use magnets to hold and separate the layers. Also, I’ve been thinking about painting the metal a bright color. Comments? Other construction ideas? Ill take ‘em if you got ‘em!

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