Style: ‘Pieces Art™’ for its many pieces and segments that fit together as one work of art.
Made with ballpoint pen, washable markers, and silver pen, on paper.
This piece is the depiction of “what rains on us in the blackground”; the dark background that is behind who we are and what we do. How others see us versus how we see ourselves. That others see only what they think they know, only what we let them see—what we project. The storm in our background that fuels what we do in the foreground. I used a few pops of color to distinguish the vibrant girl, who radiates life in the foreground, from the hidden figure within the doom cloud. There is a deeper meaning beneath every surface. What rains on you in the Blackground?
I call the displaying of my art, in different versions, a ‘Realm’, for in different realms, things are itself but exist in a different way. Also, one whole thing can be made up of many realms and layers.
This realm, ‘Glitter in the Dark’, is a slightly digitally enhanced version of the original; a slightly different angle of viewing this piece. The result is a more animated, textured, and grainy picture which, to me, makes the blackground look more in motion. As though she is reflecting light that is not seen, this effect also makes her hair look like it’s made up of glitter. She is a vibrant girl who can, even with the weight of the doom cloud on her shoulders, Glitter in the Dark.
© copyright 2010-2011 Kayla Napua Kong