Ok. This project was AWESOME. I had so much fun with this, and I truly feel like I worked super hard on this (more than anything else) because I really felt like I was creating something interesting for people to look at. This project was especially cool and exciting for me since this was my first experience using a real scanner (i’m young ok).
This piece truly means a lot to me because of how much thought is behind the entire picture. Something cool I wanted to do was to drive home and collect my most favorite and beloved toys I used to love as a child. I feel like I have always been super creative and into art and music at a young age, and I owe that to the toys that I adored. In this picture, I scanned many things. I scanned, and carefully placed, 4 tamagotchis, my very first film camera that my grandpa gave to me, a gameboy advanced (that I begged my parents to get me for months), my first iPod, various Hit Clips and the Speaker I played them on, also a remote control to a Herbie car (RIP Herbie car that i drove into the fridge and broke), and on top of ALL those items I placed photos from when I was a child over the items and also took pages from an old diary book I had so that it would all create a pretty cool background. This picture is so important to me. I really did put my all into this, and I really am happy with the outcome of this.
Along with my representational piece, I really enjoyed creating this as well. I bought a deck of playing cards, some dice, two lighters, and chunks of metallic confetti scrambled in the background. This piece, to me, was created to represent that life is sometimes about chance- even though sometimes luck can fuck you over in the long run, I thought that to represent that I would move the cards and items along the scanner to make it look messy- because taking a chance and depending on luck itself is messy! (ayy it all connects)