Title

Sorceress

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 two posters that I have produced represent an effort to tie two characters together visually. These characters come from vastly different book series that target vastly different audiences. My goal was to compare Jadis, the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia with Melisandre from Game of Thrones. These two characters in their original settings are portrayed very differently due to their target audiences, but are highly similar in their nature and motivations. Jadis and Melisandre are both sorceresses that have altered events in their respective stories so much, that no matter their motivations, they have become feared. I wanted to capture the mysterious nature of their personalities and the dread instilled by their actions. Jadis is described as a universal evil. Her motivation is to rule over all creation. She has deceived and murdered many who have stood in her way intentionally or without knowing. I wanted to visually represent the cosmos as the object of her desire. Her pose in which she is staring into an apple helps to establish her strong intent. The apple itself is a subtle reference to the Garden of Eden which reinforces her desire. Melisandre is thought of as a tempting seductress. What many would fail to recognize is that her motivations are presented as purely religious. I wanted to capture Melisandre as not only mysteriously devoted, but also involved with the supernatural. She is depicted as giving birth to a demonic shadow, a shadow that would later on take the life of a king. I wanted to refer to death with leering skull eyes. One could say that Melisandre is devoted to her god and that Jadis is devoted to herself, but each want to shape their world in which they see fit and will go to any length to do so.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

16-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 8:00 PM

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Sorceress

Reynolds Art Gallery

The two posters that I have produced represent an effort to tie two characters together visually. These characters come from vastly different book series that target vastly different audiences. My goal was to compare Jadis, the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia with Melisandre from Game of Thrones. These two characters in their original settings are portrayed very differently due to their target audiences, but are highly similar in their nature and motivations. Jadis and Melisandre are both sorceresses that have altered events in their respective stories so much, that no matter their motivations, they have become feared. I wanted to capture the mysterious nature of their personalities and the dread instilled by their actions. Jadis is described as a universal evil. Her motivation is to rule over all creation. She has deceived and murdered many who have stood in her way intentionally or without knowing. I wanted to visually represent the cosmos as the object of her desire. Her pose in which she is staring into an apple helps to establish her strong intent. The apple itself is a subtle reference to the Garden of Eden which reinforces her desire. Melisandre is thought of as a tempting seductress. What many would fail to recognize is that her motivations are presented as purely religious. I wanted to capture Melisandre as not only mysteriously devoted, but also involved with the supernatural. She is depicted as giving birth to a demonic shadow, a shadow that would later on take the life of a king. I wanted to refer to death with leering skull eyes. One could say that Melisandre is devoted to her god and that Jadis is devoted to herself, but each want to shape their world in which they see fit and will go to any length to do so.