Ever since I started college, I was immersing myself in personal projects. There weren’t too many assigned projects that you could *personalize*, and that is mainly why it became very easy for me to work on one personal project after another. Personal work has this incredible taste of self-exploration in it. It’s your project, your rules, your deadlines. It couldn’t possibly get better than this. My visual experiments are my vehicle to another world; a world where imagination has no boundaries.
A photo series exploring the effects of Ecstasy. Once again, it’s an attempt to portray the feelings and perception of someone under the influence of drugs, without me actually taking any. There is one classical piece by George Gershwin that really gives feelings of ecstasy and rhapsody “Rhapsody in Blue.” It was in Disney’s Fantasia 2000, which I find pretty trippy personally.
“She trod lightly on the glass floor of my dreams…
Yet her presence alone shook my world,
And my House of Cards fell to the ground, card by card.”
Shortly after creating this piece, my new Deviant Art avatar was born.
I have always loved to experiment with making things look like something totally different. “Apogee” and “Genesis” are a result of an experiment with a dry leaf.
I took a printmaking course and did a considerable amount of prints. However, something seemed to be missing. The prints needed to be “vandalized.” The prints below were both inspired by MUSE, a British band, dear to my heart because of “Starlight” and “Thoughts of a Dying Atheist.” I loved their songs so much that I named my pet goldfish “Starlight”, thus the goldfish in the first print. The second one is actually a recreation of their album cover.
I have no idea what these are.
“We are but particles in this life, carried by a current and pushed by sister particles. The final destination is right before our eyes, but we’re trapped. We can’t reach it. Its pulse seems to be growing stronger, desperate to attract the particles closer… But they all swim away. It seems to be pushing away what it wants most. Taking all of those particles in at once would be too overwhelming. The best option is therefore taking none. These particles would bring so much joy… They would lead The Being to a state of euphoria. But no one wants to be that happy if they think things are eventually going back to what they once were.”