Energy is deemed to be the greatest necessity in life; my work can be seen as a metaphorical representation of this. Whether it be through snakes, light bulbs or humankind itself, in Illuminated imagination I have communicated the permeating nature of energy and light, and their existence in humanity. The way each animated drawing morphs into the next evokes the idea of a way of life completely dependent on electricity. My light creatures come alive as they move and interact with the different scenes and environments they find themselves in.
Light plays a significant role in both The end of a dream and Illuminated imagination. In each artwork, discuss how the narrative is enhanced by the use of a single light source and how the use of light adds to the dramatic intensity of the moment.
Research the symbolic use of light in artworks. Choose both a contemporary and an historical artwork to develop a case study on the significance of light and its relationship to narrative.
Narrative artworks of the late 19th century offered the audience an escape from their own world, exploring a sense of drama and evoking emotions in the viewer. Does Daisy Doctor reflect these ideas in her contemporary work? Discuss this after observing her time-based work in the exhibition.