A hallow hole portrayed via line contours using mainly 4 colors, I decided to create an artistic depiction of suicide. Suicidal rates within the MEDCs have drastically increased along with the rapid economic development of these countries, and South Korea (my motherland), unfortunately has the highest suicidal rate within the countries listed with high living standards. Regardless of gender, social status and or age, many people feel victimized and threatened to commit suicidal acts or have such thoughts due to various social pressures.
Using the golden ratio of 1: 1.618·, I created a void that seems to be draining the surrounding environment which is shown through the chromatic contour lines that concaves in to the hole. The hole in this piece of work represent the temptation to give up one’s life due to social and environmental pressure. Thus, in order to make the hole appear somewhat positive and alluring, I used chromes of high intensity hues in red, blue, green and yellow. The hallow of the hole depicted in black and shades of saturated greys show the reality of committing suicidal acts; which are dark and leave regrettable consequences. The occasional monuments and objects that are positioned around the hole convey social pressure that is forcing people to be allured into the hole.
Through this piece of work, I aim to create a piece of work that not only depict the issue of suicide, but the cause of it. I also purposely used vibrant colors to show suicide in the perspective of those affected by it, and how to them, suicide may seem like the best option. Thus, allowing people to understand and ultimately help those suffering from such a state, instead of neglecting them.
This photography piece represent my memories inspirations. I believe that I am a transparent person and artist capable of being inspired by anything. Everything appears new and fascinating to me, thus becoming my inspirations and influences. I wanted to convey this transparency, which I did through the use of clear plastic wrapped around the figure like a candy wrapper. Through the use of plastic and the idea of wrapping a person inside the plastic like candy, not only was I able to convey the idea of transparency and unlimited inspirations, I was also capable of conveying the feeling of innocence a child would have had. Furthermore, the nudity of the model does not feel evocative or sexual, instead feels rather childlike and naive, especially due to the posture of the model which is reminiscent of an embryo in the mother’s womb.