Albert Einstein, The Wise and the Foolish.

We were given a brief to design a Tryptyk based on several titles. I chose to look at and tackle the title, “Wise and the foolish”
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Can you see the water droplet?

Paint, Ink and Watercolour were used, again i wanted to experiment and fine tune the mixture of watercolour and other mediums.

Final piece above opened up to reveal inner imagery, piece was backed onto wooden panels.

The ancient Egyptians believed that, when they died, they would be judged on their behaviour during their lifetime before they could be granted a place in the Afterlife. This judgement ceremony was called “Weighing of the Heart” .

 The symbolic ritual that accompanied this ritual was the weighing of the heart of the deceased on a pair of enormous scales. It was weighed against the principle of truth and justice ( known as maat ) represented by a feather

I wanted to give the piece a modern feel, to show what people did for recreation in our modern times. I liked the idea of adding human forms in various different forms of modern activities for recreation.

I decided to look at the cognitive abilities of modern man and the dexterous forms when it came to Parkour, Skating, Surfing and other extreme sports.

Above you can see depiction, one held to resemble a policeman, I also looked at the relationship between these emerging social recreations and societies attitudes towards them. They tend to end up being accepted when they officially become an Olympic sport. I wonder how long it will be, for some sports to be recognized with the London 2012 Olympics on the horizon.

One recognizable face during the 20th Century has been Albert Einstein. I recreated this well known image using dip pen inks.

I wanted to turn my hand to designing a Tattoo for wisdom and chose Chinese symbology.


~ by Karmakoma on May 5, 2011.

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