Title

A Beautiful Mind

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Brett DeBoer

Abstract/Artist Statement

Charcoal on Paper Digital: Photoshop & Illustrator The world we live in is a beautiful place. Around every corner there is something to admire, to appreciate. So why is there still so much sorrow, so much pain in the eyes of the people around me? I believe it’s because of societies dishonesty to itself. We praise ourselves in quantity and not quality. The image. As a visual artist I’ve come to learn the power of an image, and I’ve also learned the control that we have over it. In order to control it, we must be able to control our mind. Day in and day out, beautiful people suffer from an ill mind. We find ourselves trapped, failing to meet the ‘expectations’ of society. When in reality those ‘expectations’ come from within. We control the image of our reality. A beautiful mind is a visual representation of the classic theme “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. I chose to work from the photos of a homeless man by Lee Jefferies as a reference because ‘homeless’ is the opposite of our societies expectations. There is evil in this world, but there is not evil in our minds unless you choose it to be so. The choice to see no evil, hear no evil, or speak no evil doesn’t make you ignorant, it makes you beautiful.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

25-4-2016 6:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2016 6:00 PM

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A Beautiful Mind

Reynolds Art Gallery

Charcoal on Paper Digital: Photoshop & Illustrator The world we live in is a beautiful place. Around every corner there is something to admire, to appreciate. So why is there still so much sorrow, so much pain in the eyes of the people around me? I believe it’s because of societies dishonesty to itself. We praise ourselves in quantity and not quality. The image. As a visual artist I’ve come to learn the power of an image, and I’ve also learned the control that we have over it. In order to control it, we must be able to control our mind. Day in and day out, beautiful people suffer from an ill mind. We find ourselves trapped, failing to meet the ‘expectations’ of society. When in reality those ‘expectations’ come from within. We control the image of our reality. A beautiful mind is a visual representation of the classic theme “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. I chose to work from the photos of a homeless man by Lee Jefferies as a reference because ‘homeless’ is the opposite of our societies expectations. There is evil in this world, but there is not evil in our minds unless you choose it to be so. The choice to see no evil, hear no evil, or speak no evil doesn’t make you ignorant, it makes you beautiful.