What is this artwork intended to say?
It is supposed to be a stage, specifically the auditorium at school. It is meant to be a representation of how the auditorium looks from the perspective of the performer. Since its not an angle many people see, I wanted to show how it looks on the opposite side of the theatre.
What issues are you examining through your artwork?
All of the doors and lights are quite small, as well as the lights, compared to the size of the stage. I also had issues with making it look realistic.
Im in theatre this semester, and I'm a dancer, so I perform pretty often. I love to dance, and I am greatly enjoying theatre, so a stage was a good fit for what I like. I have performed several times for dance and we perform regularly during theatre, so it is a part of me.
How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?
I added the lights on the side walls that are slowly getting better. Those lights don't exist in the stage I was drawing, but they are in a movie theatre. The walls seemed bare, and the ceiling lights were very small, so I added more lighting.
Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?
Rather than the school stage, I wanted a picture of the Halle stage. This was the first actual stage I danced on, opposed to performances in our studio, and the stage we usually dance on. But I was unable to get a picture on-stage at Halle, so I used a picture of our own stage at school to inspire me. The colors and general shapes all came from the school auditorium. I originally had intended to have the stage lights all shining so the audience would be much brighter and blurry, but ended up not, despite that the lights were on in the picture. I altered some of the colors and the shape of the stage to make it more original, and take on its own characteristics.