ALONE: Artist Statement

If we were the only beings in this universe, wouldn't that be a sad and lonley existence.

The blues covers many melancholy subject matters, but I felt that I wanteed to work with the feeling of lonelyness. I didn't want a 'my baby left me' scenario so i thought and researched and decided to recontextualize the emotion by posing the oft asked question: "Are we alone?"

To illustrate, i decided to distill the question to one image which is simply a woman gazing at the stars.

This was an excercise in masking. The comet is masked as well as the grass. The hair and dress are interpolated masks from paths imported from Adobe Illustrator which were initially traced from hand drawn frames. This technique was inspired by the animated series "Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo". The widescreen effect itself is an inverted mask.

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