"I just wanted to find out where the boundaries were.
I've found out there aren't any.
I wanted to be stopped but no one will stop me."
-Damien Hirst

Monday, April 4, 2011

Time Tells a Story

A NARRATIVE tells a story.

Stories unfold in TIME, or tell of events or experiences that happen in TIME.

LIGHT illuminates, obscures, veils, infuses memories and dreams, or creates drama.

Create a narrative through a sequence of no less than 10 drawings. Time and depictions should be an intimate part of the development of this work. Use light in some form as a player in your narrative, whether it’s color, atmosphere, mood, drama, symbolism, etc.

To help solve this problem, generate ideas through both written methods, (lists, short-stories, stream of consciousness, brainstorming diagrams, etc.) and visual methods, (sketches, story boards, comic pages, animation, etc.). You may choose to readdress a subject that you have already encountered earlier this semester.

Your strategy in this assignment should take into account all 3 of the above elements and integrate them effectively in your drawings. Your choices of surface, media, scale, format and presentation should support you solution. Be clear about how you interpret and plan to use each.

The quantity of 10 drawings is meant to enhance the investigation of time and not to create an excessive workload.

You might consider the following:

Will there be any factors that will be more important than others in trying to depict a cohesive narrative? (i.e. will representation take precedence over expression?)

Be aware of materials and how well they communicate with each other, don’t let you narrative get ‘muddy’.

Be sure to consult the syllabus to see if there are any requirements that you still need to fulfill.

nar-ra-tive [nar-uh-tiv] –noun

A story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.


The system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.

light [lahyt] –noun

1. Something that makes things visible or affords illumination.

2. The aspect in which a thing appears or is regarded.

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