This is the result of an assignment i got in my design class this year...my favorite assignment. The original assignment was to break up a canvas board into an odd number of sections and then find different objects to put in those sections. Once everything was glued onto the canvas board, every section would be sprayed white except for one "chosen" section, which would remain a different color of our choosing. It was supposed to be based on the work of Louise Nevelson, purely design, but me being an artist at heart as opposed to a designer had to conceptualize it...immediately.
so i decided that i would take the eastern philosophy Jainism (which dictates that every person's life is a series of 7 hells and 30 heavens all layered together) and make the whole board into a representation of someone's life. However, i couldnt fit 37 spaces, so i chose thirteen ... seven hells and six heavens. Then i divided the board into concentric circles...and started filling in. so here's the pictures...
The whole thing
close up of center
close up of outside rings
these are the objects i used, starting from the outside to in, from birth to death
1. marbles (the first heaven, conception/birth)
2. pushpins (a hell)
3. guitar picks (heaven)...i left the underneath colored, so when you see it in person it shines a rainbow of colors on the rest of the objects
4.safety pins (hell)
5. fishing hooks (hell)
6. clothes pins (heaven)
7. thread (heaven)
8. broken glass (hell)
9. doll arms (heaven)
10. Lighters (hell)
11. little beans (heaven)
12. pills (hell)
13. nothing (the final hell, life right before death)
it's based on the life of my hero...he's my inspiration. and he's still pretty famous so i thought it would be interesting to turn it into a guessing game...so just post if you think you know who it is. there's no real prize except my adoration to the person who guesses correctly first...