I have started my portfolio having no theme, but I had a particular interest in the connections surrounding me. I started by taking photographs of anything that reminded me of connections. Likewise, I ended up having a collection of pictures of trees, climbing plants, pipes, ropes, cables and even guitar strings. Then I proceeded with my project creating renditions of the pictures I’ve taken. I’ve noticed that throughout my work I seemed to keep coming back to negative space and the contrast between warm and cold tones. For me the tones in art pieces have a major impact as they may help tell a story.
After taking a good look at trees and their texture, I have come to the conclusion that my main interest in them is the playfulness of their branches. This exact reason made me move on to the idea of veins and overall insides in people and animals. Looking at both cold blood and warm blood helped me continue my regard for blue and red tones. I have then gone into the centre of my city (Dublin) and took several photos and I stumbled over a homeless person feeding some pigeons. This inspired my final piece as it told a story. For me this person expressed that the real values in humans are hidden, as kindness can not be visually portrayed.
This project taught me that I should not wait for a muse or inspiration. The biggest passions come from work, and by digging deeply into common, day to day life you can come up with fascinating pieces.
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