This humument created by Tevin Dacosta is called “Out of the Dark”. The passage used is from the novel “John Dies at the End” by David Wong. The medium used is marker(s) on regular computer paper. The piece displays has a great sense of visual hierarchy. Your eyes follow from the red sky in the background to the black mountains in the mid-ground and finally the blue water in the foreground. The line that goes from the beginning to the end of the piece not only depicts the flow of the humument but also how your eyes should move down the piece. Although the colors used (red,black and blue) are not exactly split complementary nor analogous do provide a somewhat harmonious feeling and work well together in this piece.
The point or the message of this piece is that even though there are times in life where we struggle and find ourselves in at our lowest point there is always a way out of those points.The message that the original passage conveys is more of a dark and negative tone. It was the artists intention to take the original sad and depressing message of the passage and then turn it into something more uplifting and encouraging.
” It was like this violent dance had taken me again”.There are many things in this world that can cause you to lose your cool. Sometimes there’s pressure coming in from work, society even people you trust like friends and family. With all these sources of pressure it’s a wonder how everyone isn’t totally on edge all the time. It’s understandable to get swept up in emotions especially strong ones like hate and anger. These are all part of who we are there’s no shame in expressing them but you shouldn’t be overwhelmed by them and let them control how you live your life.
“Each time met with faces waiting for me so I’d push outside the cold dark eye “. It’s important that to remember that when we are at our lowest that there are always people there for you. When your’e feeling angry at the world or like you have nothing left to lose you should always have somebody there to help pick you up. Whether it be family or friends there’s always people who are looking out for you and they will always be there everytime you need them.
“Who can only watch as kids wonder with laughter smirks and all”. It’s important to make sure that you don’t get blinded by your emotions. You focus on things like hate, revenge or jealousy and you’ll miss out on everything that’s important. Also when you find yourself in one foul mood it’d possible to look back on happier memories such as ones from your childhood.
This piece has so much to offer. It combines both the visual and poetic aspects that humuments are known for. Visually it flows well. Has a very defined visual hierarchy. It also uses a color palette that is simple and works in a way that is harmonious. The message this work conveys is also powerful. It acknowledges how base people are and how easily we can get swept up in our emotions. It also encourages us to look to or depend on others to help when we are at our lowest and need help the most. To summarize it says that when you find yourself swept up in your emotions just remember that there people there for you ready to share more good times and happy memories. In his piece the artist has truly captured the meaning of the word humument