The activity for this months Expressive Arts Carnival is to:
Use any visual means (e.g., drawing, painting, photography) to represent, in an abstract way, your experience of all or part of your internal world. The key to the activity is to focus on an abstract representation. The reason for this focus is that it helps us to describe our experiences in a way that is not so familiar to us.
First off, I’m not good with abstract thinking or art, let alone putting the two together; so this activity has proven to be a bit of a challenge.
Saying that, here are our attempts to represent what our internal world looks like…
Internal World: Part I
This one was heavily influenced by M. It’s a very structured view, and I think comes from her place of being a little apart from the rest of us. I think it’s possibly more of an abstract system map, rather than a representation of our inner world.
Internal World: Part II
Well, our internal world according to Aimee and K (with help from Sophie)… They like the baby moose playing, and the mother moose always watching to make sure nothing will hurt them 🙂
I’m not sure if this is really a representation of our internal world for a majority of us, but I think it’s accurate for these two young ones… or how they’d like it to be??? They also love the clip, so wanted an excuse to put it on the blog…
Internal World: Part III
In the shadows, waiting.
Internal World: Part IV
Which leads to the final representation… the one that all of us agree to some extent represents our internal world, or a very important part of it…
Shadows… The lower left corner represents areas which are in total darkness, while the upper right corner represents areas which are flooded with light. These two extremes are linked by varying degrees of shadow intensity.
This was an interesting exercise to do… Thank you Paul for providing the prompts.