Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This was my favorite assignment for this class as it was my first attempt at Adobe Illustrator and I became entirely absorbed into the project. I chose an image of The Bean located in Chicago, Illinois because when I visited Chicago for the first time this was one of the things that stood out to me the most. I loved how facinated people were with the reflective material and what an attraction it was for the park in which it resides. When approaching this project, I wanted The Bean to be the focal point so I made the urban background scene in black and white. In the original photo, there were also many people standing infront of The Bean and interacting with the sculpture. I decided to take them out all together and leave just their reflections in The Bean. In doing so, I hoped viewers would study the image further and maybe suggest a deeper meaning. What if the people gathered around The Bean had made as much an impression on the sculpture as the sculpture had on them?