Title

Noumenon: A 2D representation of a soul

Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

The following is a representation of the individuality and mystery of a soul as seen through art and psychology. Art’s expressive freedom is directly opposite of the scientific analyses supporting Psychology. Graphic design is the wonderful marriage of both extremes, because I believe graphic design is a fusion of art and order. I’m drawn to strong geometric shapes, since they can be mathematically reproduced with the proper measurements, angles and functions. However, the image does not come together on its own, it requires “man” to piece it all together. Each piece laid with our influences and our experiences of what is functional, and “beautiful”. Each piece on its own is significant, but only after we attribute and arrange them in meaningful ways. Despite the different shapes, there is something common throughout the geometric shapes: the Spheres, or “Cores” of the composition. Descartes, one of the great philosophers, was trying to understand where in the human body does the connection of body and soul meet. He believed the physical and technically replicable human body was mechanical, and the soul was a non-material substance that governed the body, in a philosophy he called Dualism. He believed the Pineal Gland, a spherical gland in our brains was the bridge between body and mind. In my work, the spheres are representing the inner parts of what makes us human, despite how similar our physical makeup may be. The geometric shapes represent our experiences, naturally varying, but a similar core.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

16-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 8:00 PM

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Noumenon: A 2D representation of a soul

Reynolds Art Gallery

The following is a representation of the individuality and mystery of a soul as seen through art and psychology. Art’s expressive freedom is directly opposite of the scientific analyses supporting Psychology. Graphic design is the wonderful marriage of both extremes, because I believe graphic design is a fusion of art and order. I’m drawn to strong geometric shapes, since they can be mathematically reproduced with the proper measurements, angles and functions. However, the image does not come together on its own, it requires “man” to piece it all together. Each piece laid with our influences and our experiences of what is functional, and “beautiful”. Each piece on its own is significant, but only after we attribute and arrange them in meaningful ways. Despite the different shapes, there is something common throughout the geometric shapes: the Spheres, or “Cores” of the composition. Descartes, one of the great philosophers, was trying to understand where in the human body does the connection of body and soul meet. He believed the physical and technically replicable human body was mechanical, and the soul was a non-material substance that governed the body, in a philosophy he called Dualism. He believed the Pineal Gland, a spherical gland in our brains was the bridge between body and mind. In my work, the spheres are representing the inner parts of what makes us human, despite how similar our physical makeup may be. The geometric shapes represent our experiences, naturally varying, but a similar core.