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Alexithymia

Alexithymia is a concavity form that constructs a story of emotional blindness. It portrays the inability to express inner emotions despite one’s ability to feel them. Positive and negative space concave into the piece in an intimate way, exploring the emotions of frustration, confusion and incompletion. Soft gestures are sensible to the vulnerability this concavity evokes, all while being confined by it’s stoic exterior.

Alexithymia ai-lex-eh-thy-mia

(n.) Difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses.

 

2d Sketches

 
 

Inspiration - conveying emotions through form

 
 
 

Inspired by

Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893

Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897

Egon Schiele, Composition with Three Male Figures, 1911

Henri Matisse, Blue Nude II, 1952

Henri Matisse, Small Dancer on a Red Background, 1937

Francis Bacon, Reclining Figure No.1, 1961

Paul Klee, Pianist, 1940

Isamu Noguchi, Noodle, 1943-1944

Eugene Dodeigne, Figure Tordue, 1923 & 1923-2015

 

3d sketches - experimentation with positive and negative space

 
 

Process Using final material (plaster)

 
 
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