#3 What will I creat as an art project? An Overview of the Project
“The mustard seed is small, but brings forth a large tree, and the fowls lodge in the branches” – Bible
The story of VANK can be described by six stages of development: Seed → Taking Root → Bud → Luxuriant Branches → Luxuriant Leaves → Nesting Birds. (details available at http://korea.prkorea.com/wordpress/english/2012/03/09/story-of-vank/)
I want to create an idealisic world represented by seeds(individuals’ hopes), trees(the growth of those hopes and accomplishment), and a diverse forest(idealistic world where people have friends from another cultural zone, nationality, …). Since it will be difficult to make this project with real trees and forests, I will either find fake trees and forests(toys, legos, etc.) or make trees and forests with clay in a small scale.
STEP 1: CREATE INDIVIDUALS WITH REAL MUSTARD SEEDS ATTACHED INTO THEIR HEADS(OR THEIR HEARTS)
*it will be a great idea if i actually gets pictures of VANK members and put it into miniatures of people
–> Step 1 represents our members with mustard seeds(that symbolize hopes and wishes) that will later grow up to be big trees.
STEP 2: BIG TREE with buds and fruits
MAKE A BIG “VANK” TREE WITH BUDS AND FRUITS THAT INCLUDE VANK’S OBJECTIVES AS A COMMUNITY.
–> Step 2 represents VANK as a whole with individual dreams come together as big objectives and accomplishments.
STEP 3: A BIG FOREST WITH MORE THAN 10 TREES
*make sure trees symbolize diversity and multi-cultural understanding with diverse leaf colors, size, etc.
It will be great if each tree represents each culture that exists in the world. (but it may be time-consuming work)
OVERALL SKETCH DRAWING OF THIS PROJECT –>
<– Left picture is the prototype of the forest I want to create.
* Professional visual artwork that provides motivation to my art project
This world (wall) map is previously created by VANK with professional visual artists. As you look closer, you can notice the obvious difference between this map and a normal map. This map is reversed (Southern hemisphere is located at the top!)
This map motivates me since it is telling people to look the world in different ways. “A Multi-cultural understanding” is the theme I am going to express through my art work.