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.
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.