In the final image the consumer is looking at an object that appears to be gazing at itself in a mirror. The worn down object is lost in space, along with many other distant and ungrounded objects. The reflection is of the original sphere, and we can only assume that this object has been through all of these stages. But now the newness, and gleam have given way to time. The sphere now presents as part of the organic mass that drove the view to engage with advertising in the first place. Ultimately time has brought this object full circle. This object is now part of the clutter, and yet the view has not yet thrown it away- presumably whoever owns this thing might now even know where it is.
The final way we connect with objects, and come to emotionally depend on them is through memory.
This is the category that heirlooms, mementos, gifts, and souvenirs oc-cupy- although they’re hardly limited to just those. These are objects that have stories in them, and are largely the objects that fill my home. Plastic toys, aluminum pop tabs, trinkets, and dusty baubles. Their utility is only to be a physical manifestation of a memory. These objects easily start to collect and surround us, and lend support to our emotional wellbeing. These objects are nostalgic, and powerful at turning us inward. These objects inherently point to what we lack, and instead offer us an object to soothe it.
This image is the spaceiest of my five illustrations. This unreal space reflects the nearly pure mindscape that these objects take us to. The Time of day is ambiguous, the sky colors suggest the setting, or rising sun- but with no ground its impossible to tell for sure. There is only the object, and the point of reflection.
|Type of Work||Digital Illustration|
|Dimensions||22 x 30 in.|
|Subject Matter||landscape, abstract|
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