When introduced to this project, I was very excited to participate. I love going to NCMA often and seeing the new exhibits and the permanent collection. So, for this project I decided to draw inspiration from my favorite pieces from the permanent collection. For my piece I was inspired by two pieces. These pieces were Winter 1946 by Andrew Newell Wyeth and Doors of Jerusalem I, II, III by Jaume Plensa.
I choose these two pieces due to their back story and symbolism. In Winter 1946, the boy depicted is running, symbolizing the artist's feeling of remorse. In Doors of Jerusalem I was inspired by the position the figure was in and the placement of the words. I wanted to depict this same stance in my piece, and I also wanted to evoke the same emotion that the viewer feels when looking at both Winter 1946 and Doors of Jerusalem l, ll, lll. To evoke the feeling of remorse and to provoke the viewer I decided to use stereotypes of women as seen in society today. I searched articles online and social media for examples to use. In my piece I used lines from articles and social media said by their authors. I selected certain sayings and stereotypes and I created a stencil, which I used to spray paint onto a canvas. In the corner is a girl I painted in the same position as seen in the Doors of Jerusalem pieces. The sayings and stereotypes imprison the girl. By doing this I give the viewer a thought provoking point of view into society, a view many would rather ignore out of remorse and ignorance.
Final work of Art
So, without delay, here is my final piece Trapped by Angela Eccles. Thanks for reading!