Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vanitas

This film is based on the age-old concept of Vanitas painting. The word "Vanitas" in Latin translates to "vanity" in English. Vanitas paintings are meant to showcase the meaningless of Earthly matters and the transience of daily concerns, in contrast with the concerns of religion, life, and death. Vanitas paintings traditionally depict symbols such as flowers, fruits, jewels, trinkets, books, skulls, and bones.
I was drawn to this concept and how it could apply to my own artwork and personal concerns. I am attracted to all things shiny, bold, and visually exciting: color, glitter, rhinestones, jewelry, makeup, bold clothing, bright textile designs, interesting accessories. This comes into play with my everyday clothing choices, but these interests and concerns are most evident in my art. I designed this short art film in the same likeness as a Vanitas painting. I am exploring the power and meaning of my artist energy and creation in the grand scheme of things.

I created this film with my Nikon D5100 and a MacBook webcam. It also includes still shots that are closeups of my artwork. I wrote the music with my dad, Chuck Schlacter.

7 comments:

  1. That's a very cool concept you chose to took on. I also really liked the video. It's very interesting to see the interptetaions that people have about certain things.

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  2. you are all-around creative, beautiful and inspiring, wow

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  3. i am totally speechless. you are SO TALENTED and artsy and amazing. every post is so fucking awesome.

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  4. enjoying the evolution of your fashion and art... the video is a great bridge between the two.

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  5. OMG I LOOOOOOVE THIS MUSIC! Lol can it be downloaded on iTunes lol?

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  6. You are extremely talented. I love the concept and the music. Reminds me a little of Duggie Fields

    Aida
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