This week I found source material to brainstorm several new illustrations. Content includes stress symbols (sticky notes, flustered faces, clocks, tense muscles, etc.) in response to Dana’s question, “[i]s autism more common now than in the past?” As discussed in her response, environmental factors like stress on the mother may cause autism to be more prevalent in her child. I am starting to merge various symbols of stress into a clock-like form to imply how a highly demanding busy life can cause symptoms of autism inherited by the youth. This is still being evaluated, but seems to be a topic of research and inquiry. Drawing coming soon.
In addition to continually brainstorming and creating new drawings, it is time to consider installation ideas for SciArt Bridge’s upcoming showcase event at the School for Visual Arts, New York. Tonight, I am researching good framing options to display the image/text content for our pieces. A stunning way to showcase drawings is to “float” the artworks in a frame to create a shadow, which makes the artwork appear to be more 3-dimensional. By utilizing white frames (as opposed to colored frames, metal, or exposed wood), the delicate drawings will be more prominent with a simpler and subtle frame. This upcoming week, Dana and I will be discussing our plans for installing and presenting our collaboration at the exhibition in February.