Open Works Final – Welcome to Wonderland

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.

Process Sketches

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Mind Map

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Information Poster

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Other inspiration

05a309e69ff6a90d1f98195036a25880 Peter Pan

5bbb8414e016205f9da37e56de52312b Walt Disney Alice in WonderlandAlice-in-Wonderland-wallpaper-tim-burton-18698658-1600-1200 Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland11_14_AT_Scharf Kenny Scharf, Cosmic Cavern

Building the installation

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Final Installation

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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.

One Comment
  1. 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!

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