My project is called “Welcome to Wonderland,” and its purpose is to make the viewer feel as though they are being transported to a fantasy world separate from the reality of time and space. It is meant to be an escape, a place where one does not feel connected to the stresses and pressures of their daily life.
In creating this fantasy world, I learned a lot about building a space for observers to interact with. I had to take into consideration all aspects, such as the walls, “ceiling”, lighting, music, and appearance from the outside, to create a complete experience. I can use that knowledge in the future when creating art that will exist in a space and be interacted with by viewers.
Walt Disney Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland Kenny Scharf, Cosmic Cavern
Building the installation
This project made me think a lot about what goes into affecting someone’s perception of time and how to create art that reflects an understanding of time. In this project, I got to work on a scale that I’ve never attempted before and see how to use the skills I already have to create an entire experience for the viewers. I learned how to look at art from the perspective of time and observe how something that affects us all can be interpreted and displayed in so many different ways.
Nicely done Claire, it was really impressive that you took on a project that dealt with the idea of immersion in this way. Love the photo of you in the room!