Wednesday, 27 May 2009

'Contemporary Fictions' project - Illustrations for 1984 by George Orwell

The following works are outcomes from an illustration project called 'Contemporary Fictions' set for my course at WSA.

The deliverables for the project were to create 3 illustrations based on a paragraph or sentence from a fictional piece of writing. I chose the book 1984 by George Orwell.

The sentence I chose was, "One is how to discover, against his will, what another human being is thinking, and the other is how to kill several hundred million people in a few seconds without giving warning beforehand."

From this I came up with the idea of how, in the book, mankind's intelligence is being broken down and being rid of all creativity and freewill. The idea that the human brain's complexities are being taken away to eventually answer to one command - obey.

The works were created as 3D compositions which were then photographed and imported onto a Mac. They were then printed out and worked back into with drawing and collaging over the top.

The man in the images is not Hitler! I found a photograph of this man at a flea market and I found it funny that he had a 'tache like Hitler's but unfortunately, he is not that man! haha

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