The Art Assignment #6: psychological landscape
I feel like this is more of a draft and might try again but refine it more. I used paint, pencil and felt tip pen for this. Its really simple and I haven’t done art in a while so my skills aren’t refined but it has a lot of personal meaning to me.
It sort of has two interpretations to me (although if someone has another do tell me) the first being the peace I find being in the busy city or crowded places absorbing my surroundings and just people watching and wondering what their lives are like. My mind will always wonder to the significance of individuals as well and how everyone has a story and its not possible to hear all of them. There are so many people in the world and of that such a small proportion we meet, an even smaller amount we interact with, smaller than that people we call friends and possibly smaller the people we love and who we’re closest too.
The second interpretation is almost totally opposite. My original thoughts while making this were about the loneliness I can feel when surrounded by friends. Not being fully in the moment. Conversing and laughing but wishing I was at alone. I do have great times with my friends but sometimes I’m not fully charged for social interaction and it makes me feel that I’m being a bad friend when I can’t engage properly.
The faceless people are both strangers and friends. They are people I don’t know that I’m curious about and close friends I am distancing myself from. Pushing and pulling from both sides to an equilibrium that results in some form of loneliness.