For this project I picked “once a addict” by J Cole, who’s a rapper and in this song he talking about being depressed, using drugs to deal with it , and dealing with his alcoholic mom.In his song he says “lost in a cloud of marijuana”.I painted a guy smoking on a cloud shaped like a question mark because he is lost, depressed and the only way he can deal with it is smoking.
For this project I picked the song “Mixed Emotions” by Lil Tjay, who is a rapper from NYC. I designed the project from the lyrics that the song had. I did not want there to be a specific focal point so I made the important things pop out by cutting them out and gluing them onto the ground of the project, which made the eyes go to different parts of the art. I also tried to show movement with the paint splatters which represent blood, It flows from the “heartache” thats present up to the success and fame which the rapper goes through and talks about in the song. The gradient in the background is also representative of the darkness he went through and the transition from the black to yellow is his life leading up to his happiness and success which is represented by the yellow. I tried using complimentary colors such as green, red, yellow and purple so that the project looks united.
This work is accompanying a news article discussing Russian interference in Americas politics and inciting social division.
Link here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-face-the-facts-racism-is-a-national-security-issue/2018/12/18/f9746466-02e8-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html#click=https://t.co/Dw2JNuwFbd