Collage – Drama & Design

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My collage is a representation of my room, but to me my room has always been a representation of myself. In this way the collage is really me in a piece of art. My room is bright, colorful, disorganized to everyone but me, and very messy. My brother even jokes about my room being a nuclear cleanup zone that is costing the government thousands of dollers in tax payers money. I am proud of my room however, mostly because it is mine and no one else’s. The things I find in my room doesn’t include things like frogs or flowers however, so they are a sort of representation of the things I sometimes find in my room, like an old candle or SD card. In this way, my room is sort of made up of random things, as is my collage.

I wanted to put a symbol of myself in the space, and make it noticeable. I did this by drawing a girl with long blue hair in a beanie, and used line to make this stand out. the hair draws the attention of the observer down to the rest of the collage. I saw a photo of a girl with light blue hair and a dark blue beanie on tumblr and thought it was cool because it couldn’t be judged on her face but only on her hair. This makes it interesting because it raises questions. I also thought it was appropriate because when I made this collage I had blue hair despite it fading very quickly. I also made my collage change color as it went across the page, to show how colorful my mind as well as my room is. I’ve also always liked rainbows to the point that when I was little I liked how my name had six letters – one for every color for the rainbow. It is also full of random things, which is why I used so many objects and filled up the space completely, leaving no space other than the girl. I don’t really like my room because it is a place I go to hide from the world but it also is the main thing connecting me to bad memories from my childhood. I decided to attach the idea of my childhood to my collage using the bright colors, and the idea of being a teenager from the colored hair, which is a big part of who I am. When looking at this project, it is meant to make someone feel like theres so much to do, even in your small word. I used photos of a scuba diver, as well as multiple photos of cities at night, and an upside-down photo of the beach, showing the kind of things that can be imagined. This collage is supposed to have a sense of being alone but being comfortable like that. I like my collage quite a bit because I feel like it represents me as well as my room and is nice to look at because of the colors I used.

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