Material: Pencil and Charcoal on Cotton Paper
Dimensions: 273 X 210 mm
Projects Advisor: Tony Gerald Conrad, John A. Shimon, Benjamin Rinehart
Year of Graduation: 2023
An Extended Moment:
Since age twelve, I've fled from something, not daring to look back. I've always wondered who or what it is and why I'm unable to fight back. One winter night in 2021, the chase came to an end. Finally, a mysterious figure stood behind me. A surge of extreme fear calmed me as I peacefully turned around and asked why. "Do you not know?" The whispered response struck a nerve, merging the me from dreams, the me from wakefulness, and the me chasing myself. A carefree person who forgot everything, suddenly recall all past in a moment. That moment stretched indefinitely, fading in detail but leaving lingering emotions--an echo of consciousness.
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Consciousness in Dreams
This series of drawings and stories on the theme of ‘Disorientation and Pursuit’, based on philosophical concepts of existentialism and idealism, attempt to present an abstract combination of the reality of the external material world with the reality of the internal spiritual world through the symbolical situation and atmosphere that is visually implicit.
These four drawings and stories may appear unrelated, but they are interconnected. They represent my experiences, feelings, and reflections during my four years of university. From not knowing where to go, to realizing that my direction was not entirely my own decision, feeling helpless, and then accepting the reality I had to face, and understanding what I needed to do next. I display these drawings in the gallery as my senior capstone, as they were inspired by my reflections on these four distinct stages of my journey. I hope that others can resonate with and be inspired by my work and realize something they truly love and can do during this uncertain stage of university, where the further future is unknown.