Now that I have the mirror I am not sure of what I want to do with it; what I really want to show with it. The central idea is that the audience and piece work together so that they can literally see themselves within the work. I also have not worked on the smooth surface of the mirror frequently and so not sure of its potential as a material to paint on.
So I covered the mirror in a thin sheet of acetate and started painting, like with the continuous piece this was a sort of warm up, but it may have changed my thinking. Possible going back to the face mask idea that shows a more metaphorical view of the human either in a physical sense (trying to see the “soul” and emotions) or by opening up the imagination.
Testing the mirror:
creating a doorway:
Representing an emotion onto the audience’s own body:
With this possibility is it better to show extreme emotions (here I chose sadness and emotional pain) because people respond better to these extremes. and when they are shown on ourselves we might become able to better empathies.
This also gives the availability to included sayings such as having butterflies in the stomach wen nervous.
I think that Joy and happiness is very difficult to show because what causes the feeling is extremely unique to every individual.