When contemplating what I wanted my theme to be for this
sketchbook, I had just finished browsing my Facebook feed. I was very
disheartened by all the news, images, and harsh/rash judgement I was seeing. I realized that in today’s time we are bombarded with all these reactive headlines, images, videos, posts, etc. It’s absolutely terrifying how fast people are willing to judge and crucify others without knowing the whole story. One image doesn’t tell the whole story. One headline isn’t always factual. That three minute video is missing the 3 minutes prior and after. Yet our society is looking at it all as fact with no real time reflecting on it. Sadly, this jump to react is ruining lives, and the people judging them aren’t held accountable for not having the facts.
So it made me think about how I could illustrate this in a less harsh way. If you have taken the time to go through all the pages in this sketchbook, I’m sure you reacted differently to each page. The image is essentially the same, but with different styles, mediums, and intended artist age. Did your opinion change due to these aspects? Were you harsher on your interpretation in the
beginning pages or towards the end? You see this was my creative journey going backwards. That first page was each of the drawings overlapped into one. It was blurry and out of focus. The pages following were clear and crisp. Though if you want my story in one image, it would be that first image. As I continue to
explore and grow as an artist, it will blur even more. You do have the right to not like it, but I hope you will pause before condeming it as not good art. It is my creative interpretation and not to be viewed as a realistic interpretation. I’ll end with a quote that speaks very close to my heart lately.
“Do not judge
by the chapter
you walked in on.”
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