Title

Mass Media Mirage

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Brett DeBoer

Abstract/Artist Statement

For my senior project I wish to present an ongoing problem that I have experienced throughout my life. It is the effect of media on the American public. In this decade you cannot go anywhere without seeing a myriad of advertisements. The purpose of advertisings is to inform potential customers about products and services, and how to obtain and use these products and services. As a result, there is usually a male or female model. Sometimes these models are thin and tall, sometimes muscular, and did I mention beautiful? So, if these images of models are real.. .why do we not see them in real life? Why is this unattainable image becoming an inspiration to the American public? How could people or potential customers look if they used the advertised product? If the average female consumer sees an advertisement, like an old Revlon Ad with Cindy Crawford's for thick lushes lashes that scream out SEXY! Now wouldn't she make you want to buy that same mascara, for that same look? If you answer yes, then Revlon company is doing there job right. As a result, since I answer the question yes, I have decided to make people publicly aware of our mass media evoking this figment of the artist imagination. As a Graphic Designer, I have been enlightened by the use of Adobe Photoshop, lllustrator, and all the little support tools they have to offer a creative artist looking to sell their Mass Media Mirage.

Location

Reynold Gallery

Start Date

3-5-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 5:00 PM

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Mass Media Mirage

Reynold Gallery

For my senior project I wish to present an ongoing problem that I have experienced throughout my life. It is the effect of media on the American public. In this decade you cannot go anywhere without seeing a myriad of advertisements. The purpose of advertisings is to inform potential customers about products and services, and how to obtain and use these products and services. As a result, there is usually a male or female model. Sometimes these models are thin and tall, sometimes muscular, and did I mention beautiful? So, if these images of models are real.. .why do we not see them in real life? Why is this unattainable image becoming an inspiration to the American public? How could people or potential customers look if they used the advertised product? If the average female consumer sees an advertisement, like an old Revlon Ad with Cindy Crawford's for thick lushes lashes that scream out SEXY! Now wouldn't she make you want to buy that same mascara, for that same look? If you answer yes, then Revlon company is doing there job right. As a result, since I answer the question yes, I have decided to make people publicly aware of our mass media evoking this figment of the artist imagination. As a Graphic Designer, I have been enlightened by the use of Adobe Photoshop, lllustrator, and all the little support tools they have to offer a creative artist looking to sell their Mass Media Mirage.