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Invisible, but Seen

January 18, 2010
By Nate1677 SILVER, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nate1677 SILVER, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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This piece entitled, Invisible, but Seen, is a person that is stuck inside an invisible box. This scene brings together intensity and agony to form the piece. The person who is stuck in the box looks fatigued by the relaxed look, but still persistent to escape. The subject looks towards the sky to search for an answer or for a hole in the box. Like many people in our society, the person represents the downtrodden such as minorities and the poor. These people are discriminated against, but the majority of society presumes they are fine, even though there is an internal struggle.
Invisible, but Seen brings together space and value. The negative space inside the box allows light to flow and create value, which adds drama to the piece. However, the emphasis is on the person inside the box, which is centrally placed. The emphasis on the white subject along with the space and value create contrast with the dark background, making the person stick out.

Tags: Abstract

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This art has 4 comments.

Sadie_L BRONZE said...
on Aug. 16 2010 at 10:50 am
Sadie_L BRONZE, Farnhamville, Iowa
2 articles 11 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Wouldn't life be perfect if sweatpants were sexy, Monday mornings were fun, junk food didn't make you fat, girls didn't cause drama, boys weren't so confusing, nothing was regrettable, you didn't ever lose the people you love, friendships didn't fade, and g o o d b y e s only meant till tomorrow??”

Great work, and great interpretation. Keep it up! Oh yeah, and greetings, fellow Iowan. :)

AbbyQ PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 7 2010 at 1:01 am
AbbyQ PLATINUM, Fairbanks, Alaska
34 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the coroner cuts me open, he will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys."

Hm... How beautifully interesting. My interpretation: Living life inside of the box yeilds no unique identity. Great job!

darbie BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 2010 at 8:04 pm
darbie BRONZE, Ruston, Louisiana
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)

this makes me thing of how plain my life is for some reason. This piece is very very cool....

on Feb. 8 2010 at 8:55 pm
life-as-we-know-it BRONZE, Tigard, Oregon
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
~ Mark Twain

I find this piece to be very inspiring. I like the form and anonymity the person has. Keep up the great work.