Sunday, 17 January 2010

Positive and Negative

Some more sketches for my etchings based on ideas of positives and negatives. These two both also concentrate on the idea of aging as i seemed to notice the age of the older generation of my family much more over christmas, as it was a stark contrast to all the young students i have been surrounded by since moving to Manchester.
The first image explores negative ideas of aging. I constantly hear people moaning about how they do not want to get older, and get more wrinkles etc. And this image was basically just a comment on that. The balding old wrinkled man tries to illustrate what most people are scared of becoming. All the aesthetic issues of aging that people seem to act negatively towards.
The second image on the other hand tries show a more positive attitude towards aging: The idea that ou're old appearance doesnt count for everything, and while you can look old, you can still embrace and act young and fit. The idea of an old man jumping up and down in puddles like a small child was really heart warming in my opinion. It shows how ever old you are, you can still be as innocent and fun loving if you just allow yourself to be, and dont get hung up on all the negative things in life. The addition of colour to the second image also helps develop this concept of young excitement and vibrancy, partiocularly if you contrast this to the first image.

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