Calvin Cropley, Public figure in Creative Arts. | Melbourne, Australia

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Visual Thinking - Analysis Of Project Burn Out

The idea that I intend to communicate with this folio project is the experience of going through “Creative Burn Out”, which is a phase that entails a lack of creative ability. This tends to take place after an emotional upheaval but like all phases can be endured and conquered. There are obstacles in our paths, limitations, friends, enemies and the unknown.

The signs are a balance of dark and light, this is representational of the internal space of a sufferer of ‘Creative Burn Out’. The destruction and refuse is representational of the mental state. The hallways are leading to light and are a metaphor for the journey of the artist. The damaged walls are indexes which are evident that the subject is abandoned, the trash and refuse on the floor is an index, and this indicates that the place has no value to anyone.

This will also show that when in such a state, the viewer has their own journey, and may relate to the artist. Progressing through the levels and or obstacles generally are challenging for many people, to withdraw from harming circumstances or to ensure.

The reasons I’ve chosen these signs in particular is due to the fact that the significance of light and darkness contributes to the folio and helps the idea to progress. As have personally dealt and experienced this a number of times in the past, the destruction and decayed images show the obstacles as we progress through our lives. This may represent the viewer to a scale where they can identify themselves.


In parts of the work, I’ve used the golden mean and show some use of the rule of thirds, with the overall design composition I’m able to draw the viewer in with the use of these, as well as narrative. By placing a subject in parts of the images to create tension. I’ve framed this in sequence and is consistent through the work.

The design elements to this folio project is based for the most part tonality and texture through the series, and show a ruff like edge to all the images. All the images are in color to show no abstraction to the viewer, it’s important for the viewer not to think to much about it but to see that the concept defines them when present to the images. 

This represents journey, and that obstacles to in fact get in our way as we progress. I’d like to focus on the textures to give the body of photographs speak. I am using myself as the narrative to draw placement for the viewer, by I will be identifiable for the most part, this will give the viewer a chance to create imagination as they explore through themselves through the photographs.

 

Negotiated Readings:

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1. Why is the location destroyed and in poor condition, and what has this been photographed? People who have experienced ‘Creative Burn Out’ don’t normally go to these places?


2. Who is that in the background? Is that someone who lives there, what are they doing and why is that person there in the first place?



 

 

 

 

 

Oppositional Interpretation: 

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1. Oppositional readings to this may include negative reading from the viewers experiences, they may only just see narrow pathways and not anything symbolic.


2. The viewer may only see a scary theme, and may be seen as repetitive.

 

 

 

 

 

Security may also be concerned.
The series shows parts that the viewer may feel unsafe or to question if danger is present.

This being said, the work may draw certain memories for people who may have been in such an experience that may relate to the body of work as well as the viewer. It also contains an alternative approach, this shows that the culture represents freedom to express certain emotions for the artist to be comfortable and to talk about a personal body of works. 


The ideas are reflective towards our culture, for the pure part of horror and how it effects certain people in their physical ability to function or to think. That being said, this may draw certain memories for people who may have been in an experience that may relate to the body of work as well as the viewer. The also demonstrates places people

It also contains an alternative approach, this shows that the culture represents freedom to express certain emotions for the artist to be comfortable and to talk about a personal body of works.

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