Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Alchemy

"The Heart's rhythm beats,
to the Mind's creation,
through language"
A.E. & J.D.

Well, this is as far as I got. This is the 1st of our weekly illustration assignments for my animation class this semester. I still want to put some more work into this, but I like where it's going; it's different from my usual stuff, and i'm enjoying playing around with all the symbolysm.


Some of you might be like, "what the?..." Well, in answer to that, the theme of the assignment was "ancient" and was left completely open ended for us choose the subject matter thereafter. I wanted to focus on the age old subjects of language, knowledge and cognition (or thoughts) because I view these as the building blocks of human experience and creation. The piece also serves as a visual interpretation of some distinctions about life and the self that i've arrived at over the past year.

Finally, the quote is a spin off of something my buddy said the other night over some drinks, which is in large part what inspired the idea for the composition, and I think the two fit nicely together. So, I have to give credit where credit is due (thanks Elts ;).

I'll have the finished coloured version up shortly. Until then, peace & much luv,

Jay D.

3 comments:

Corbe said...

looking good chief, that's a good quote.

SAL said...

heavy man...

Akali_Singh said...

those clouds are dope yoo :P