In most of my classes, my notes are equal parts doodles and writing. Day in and day out I create little seeds of drawings that rarely evolve into something complete. For the most part, they lack complexity, and that is what limits them.
However, once in a while a doodle will gain momentum and borrow aspects from other drawings and ideas, and take on an image of its own. That is what happened with my piece “Good Morning:” an overlaying of a series of images and concepts sketched absentmindedly at first but combined for a more detailed whole.
Through combining multiple drawings, I accidentally ended up with a piece that depicts a variety of everyday and extraordinary situations in one, from car crashes and getting the paper in one’s robe, to immense ethereal beings holding up the power lines. The clashing of ordinary and odd was also meant to be reflected in my color choice, the unexpected purple and unnatural sea-green in the grass, as well as the unusual deepness in the blue of the mountains, in contrast with the more conventional early morning colors of pale pink, white pale yellow, and faded blue in the sky and water.
This complexity and clashing imagery is meant to show just a part of the immense spectrum of perspectives of daily life, how people focus on certain aspects of a day and their experience of something as mundane as an everyday morning.