Title: Met Monopoly
This digitally rendered collage includes a mixture of drawings done by hand and images found on the internet. The drawings, which are done by me, clash with distorted pictures of the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, occupying its architecture and wrapping around it. The natural, human-like shapes that form my semi-abstract drawings represent emotion rather than something observed. They are intended to contain or even suppress the idealistically formed building and the statue, as well as taking on its scale and grand look. This collage is meant to question the nature of how art is viewed, and how that can become a controlled experience. Hopefully, the viewer will walk away questioning how the art that is shown at museums is chosen and who is dictating these decisions.
This work was intended to be projected in class, below is a projection done at my house.
***Projection has trouble translating on an iPhone camera