Hope to Communicate:
The way that certain minorities currently feel as a result of the election.
I have purposefully chose to make each of the figures nondescript in order to not show obvious stereotypes, I wanted these pieces to appeal to those that do not identify with the liberal community. Each person is not identifiable to show that those that are apart of these communities are not different then everyone else. These pieces are in black and white to show contrast and to highlight the compositional choices in these images.
This composition represents inequality and rejection. The whole piece resembles a bar graph, which is a symbol for comparison. The viewer can see that the individual within the composition is a lesser value due to the contrast between the two bars shown. Isolating the figure and making them an off grey shows the way that the issue of LGBTQ rights was not as significant to republicans as other matters. Isolating and reducing the size of the figure shows how they are not in control.
This composition is representational of critized and violated. The line going through the page can also have connotataions of the wall that trump wants to create as well as seperation from families and loved ones. The jagged line going through the individual is represntational of one being broken and torn between america and mexico. The position of the individual to the white line shows their perserving strength and the individual’s ability to stand up to these issues.
This composition combines the feelings of hunted, accused, and unsafe. The lines give a feeling of being closed in and having no escape, they also have connotations with jails or cells. This is to symbolize the vilifying of muslims in america. The pyramid shape and orientation or the black bars can be representational of an army figuration, this is signifying the increased militarization and security within the US due to terrorism commonly associated with islamic groups.
This composition is symbolic of being inferior. The shadow shape coming into the page is a large weight over the figure, this shows how the racism that is present in this country is coming out due to the president elect. Racism is a weight on the figures back. The size of the figure is representational of them feeling small. The figure is alone and stepping forward to symbolize a lonely march towards equality. Having the darkness behind them shows their strength over the bad.
This composition is a mixture of the feelings violated, fearful, and shock. The composition is mainly black to show despair and the white section is a shape that is violating the black section. The jagged edges symbolize that the moving of the shape is static and not flowing, showing how progress is stopping. The circular figures help show shock, as well as the ripple effect of the election. The shock image was placed at the top of the violating shape to show how progress has been halted.