Art in Heaven 2012
My 'Art in heaven' work is about 'hope for the world', I chose this theme because having a hope for the world is really important. Your vision could help push the world in a better direction, encourage us to make the world a better environment to live in and to most importantly, help and support our precious Earth. Hope can achieve anything, as long as you believe.
The title of my work is 'Hope's Dove'. I have chosen this title because my artwork is a sculpture of a dove holding a small envelope with "Hope for the world" written on it. This envelope contains the entire world's hope as though it is being delivered to them by a dove. I have chosen the image of a dove to bring hope to the world because a dove signifies hope. This is because in the Bible Noah sent off a dove to see if the waters were abated from the ground of the Earth but on the first day Noah sent the dove out, it came back with nothing. Noah waited seven more days and then sent to dove out again and this time it came back with an olive leaf in its mouth. This told Noah that the waters were abated from the face of the Earth therefore giving him hope. The third time that Noah sent the dove out; it did no return which meant that the dove had found a home on land.
I love the theme I have been working on because it gives you so much variety. It doesn't set you a specific thing that you have to do because you have your own idea about "Hope for the world" which can't be right or wrong because it is your personal opinion. Within this theme, your work is likely to be unique because no one will have the same idea as you!
My main idea was that I wanted it to be different, to stand out from the crowd. This then left out my original idea of people holding hands around a globe as it had been done before and was not original. I tried to think of a symbol that really represented hope and what it is all about. I then had a brainwave and thought of a dove! This animal symbolises both peace and hope and so is the perfect animal to base my art on
I have tried to show my vision of "Hope for the world" by presenting it as a sculpture. As I explained earlier, my vision is: a dove delivering the Earth's hope to it, like a mere letter or parcel that might come in the post. This symbolises that all hope, no matter how small, can add up to make something beautiful. (The beautiful thing in this case is the Earth that is made up of millions of tiny pieces of hope.)
What I like best about my work is the fact that it is unique. No one else will have done a dove carrying the world's hope. The uniqueness of my work is cause by the theme I chose which left a massive space for variety in the explanation. Another thing I like is the simplicity of what I have done. The white paper dove, the small brown envelope, they all add up to make a simple yet effective sculpture that really catches your eye.