We are gregarious by nature. To connect with our fellow humans we communicate through verbal and non verbal cues constantly, on a conscious and sub-conscious level. Yet, as a process, we take communication for granted. My project thus focuses on these three core forms of communication - thoughts, emotions and words, which I have depicted visually. I have interlinked the pieces with a ribbon to show the interconnection.
1) Brain-Thoughts Decoded
Graphite pencils, Color pencils and Photoshop, 15.5" x 12.5"
The brain decodes signals to form coherent thoughts through which we communicate and connect. In this composition I have tried to depict the brain with its two hemispheres, the left and the right, the logical and the creative. Though each side controls different thought processes, they are interlinked. I have shown the brain in the form of overlapping and interconnected ribbons to represent how our thoughts are connected to everything we do.
2) Heart - Emotions Unraveled
Pen and Ink, 14.5" x 10.5"
When we communicate through emotions, we are said to be communicating with our hearts.
According to me, emotions are the purest form of communication. They can be rational or irrational but they never fail to connect. Communication may start in thoughts and words but it involves reaching out to others and letting them into our hearts. In this fast paced world where there is a constant exchange of information through technology, we often miss out on the human element of emotion. My second piece is thus the heart, unraveling to reveal the emotions within, some shared and some tucked away in its depths.
I have done the heart entirely in stippling and used ink to add depth to the image where I felt it was needed.
3) Words - Worlds' Bridged
Newspaper, Color pencils and Poster paints, 22" x 14"
While thoughts and emotions convey a lot, a great deal is linked to the words we use. The average person speaks almost 16,000 words a day. That’s 112,000 words every week and over five million words every year. Since they are so often used and repeated, words lose their significance and weightage. We bandy words casually, not realizing the immense power they wield. We ought to use them judiciously as they are precious and very often, the only tangible means of expressing ones' thoughts and emotions.
Through this composition I have tried to show what words mean to me. We are surrounded by words all the time but we only attach meaning to them when we associate them with thoughts and emotions. Using the common factor of ribbons, I have tried to portray how words bridge both these worlds of thought and emotion.