Emotion in Line: Confusion
Ink drawing, 6x4 watercolor paper
This project was held at Harvard Graduate School of Design as a part of a course Drawing for Designers: Techniques of Expression, Articulation, and Representation.
Each student had to choose an emotion to encrypt in a line drawing. After each of us was asked to extend our initial sketch to a large sheet of paper and continue developing the idea further. The emotion implied in my drawing is confusion.
I understand confusion as a wandering state of a puzzled mind that tries to comprehend specific situation by tracing its details and continuously making attempts to cross the borders of its own limits but nevertheless failing to do so. For me, it is closely connected to self-analytical process intertwined within itself and irregularly interrupted with occasional flashes of illusory understanding. It is a multi-layered state that could have different prospective depending on the shift of emphasis in one's attention.
All works eventually formed one long line of transforming emotion.
The project was exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design in the Fall 2017.