So, my latest assignment for art I had to hand in was a submission for this contest depicting some sort of border, which could be represented literally, physically, and or in an abstract way…and I didn’t put as much time into it as I initially planned because I kept putting it off. In the end, I ended up “abstracting” the piece by focusing in on geometric shapes instead of taking a realistic approach.
Anyways, basically, my concept is supposed to portray borders between people in our mundane life. I am fascinated that there seems to be a strange barrier between almost everyone in the modern world. I think it’s sad that initiating any sort of interaction or conversation with those people you see on the same train, bus, street, etc is considered unconventional and odd in today’s society. In order to portray this idea, I created an every day street scene in nyc, in which each figure is depicted in its own personal bubble.