Saturday, July 2, 2011

Which To Be?

Part of a series of 10 drawings that I did last month, "Which to Be" is a visual metaphor for those decisions we all have to make about life, how we respond to others and the sort of persona we will adopt. One of Elvis's songs said " is but a stage and each of us must play a part.", (yeah, I know it was Shakespeare that wrote it, but it's so much easier for me to relate to Elvis than the British poet) and it seems to me that whether we admit it or not, we play separate roles in differing circumstances. Absolutes are so easy to break down, but I will say here that nobody is always "themselves". Or is that a double absolute.

I plan to use the drawings ("Fear of Self" to right) as a basis for a movie, with each scene introduced by a drawing and then segueing into reality through digital manipulation of some stills. I have a title ("Blue June") and a basic plot, I just need to nail down a rough script and start shooting some video and stills. Oooooh, if that was all I had to do this summer, it would be awesome!

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