Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Topic #7--"Transformation" Entry

Welcome to Himavant! This is quickly becoming a very international group--so great how we can all come together!!! This is such a beautiful interpretation of transformation--so simple and just perfect--the act of turning water into tea--many thanks Himavant!!!

She says, "Artwords has challenging challenge this week. Transformation. It took time for me to "grab" the gist of transformation (to be expressed in an artwork). I know about "going beyond your form"
but how...? I tried to make series of my pictures into a digital artwork but... I could not see significant "transformation" on it. Ugh. I was going to give up..

I went back to art I like--collage. I made collage using Newsweek recently and I had squeezed the magazine to dry.. Only few left. I changed to Swedish interior magazine a friend gave me. Mm.. flipping flipping..

Then I found this. No.. not tea advertisement, it's glass-ware. Typical Swedish, advertisement looked modern and neat. It became perfect after I found "the background" from car advertisement-it has arrow. Arrow associates with transformation, right?

I cut the pictures the Swedish way, clean and straight (I left the right edge naturally furry so it won't look too boxy). I played with the lines. Mm.. I enjoyed composing. A tea bag into a glass of hot water, then two tea bags getting red after infusing below a flying glass of tea. I fixed a real tea bag of my favorite legendary local brand, Tong Tji, to make the total artwork alive.