The main premise for my project is about making a difference and promoting change. I aim to amuse and engage the viewer in order to encourage a critical and creative way of thinking. In turn I hope to promote a more sustainable future by highlighting truth about our world environment. My objective is to advocate curiosity and inspire a change in attitude towards the environmental damage brought on by our unsustainable, excessive western lifestyles.
-Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.-
Define Necessity: An attempt at creating some provocative imagery addressing issues of consumerism and injustice. Hopefully provoking people to think differently about their wants and needs. When faced with striking imagery people generally react, not always in the right direction mind but at least they are reacting and voicing their opinions.
This Is a drawing was created using watercolour and fine liner and is another outcome in response to the Alan Waits quote: "We are being buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance & wealth with happiness."
Here are some experimental sketches in response to a quote by Tom Waits about a relevant current situation. After searching for ways of visually represent this quote I looked at the paintings of the greek god Atlas by John Sargent.