What is the central idea of your concentration?
The central idea of my concentration is that we all have the ability to lie and I conveyed that by creating works showing the different things people generally do when they lie. I wanted to not only present the different body movements, but I also wanted to incorporate the fact you can often get trapped within your lies. Additionally, I included the different types of lies we normally tend to find ourselves telling people.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea?
When I first developed the idea for my concentration, I knew that I wanted the skin tones of all my works to be different. I knew I was going to have to repeat some skin tones, but I wanted a diverse skin palette to convey that no matter who we are, we are all capable of lying. The vines in each work represent that you are able to be trapped within your lies. The overwhelming amount of vines in works 1, 2, 9, and 10 show that continuing a lie can ultimately consume you. I wanted to keep the background simple on each work in order to not distract from the central piece and included the four colors of lies that we tell in each background. In works 1, 2, and 3, I used a pink background to convey the characteristics of a red (pink) lie, which means that both the person who is lied to and the person who lied get nothing out of it. In contrast, the gray background in works 10, 11, and 12 represents both the liar and the affected get some positive benefit out of it. The last two lies that I used was the black lie and the white lie. The black lie used for works 4, 5, and 6 are characterized as the liar benefiting while the affected suffer. Whereas, the white lies in works 7, 8, and 9 are distinguished by the affected benefiting while the liars suffer.
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