Alternative Self Portrait: Stefan Lindeman Blog Post 1

Album Cover for TK Unravel by Ling Tosite Sigure and Artist Ishida Sui. Both based out of Tokyo, Japan.

Album Cover for TK Unravel by Ling Tosite Sigure and Artist Ishida Sui. Both based out of Tokyo, Japan.

The self portrait I chose if from the album artworks from Ling Tosite Sigure and the album TK (Song: Unravel) . It is a Japanese music group based out of Tokyo. For this specific art piece, it combines their album artwork with that of popular manga artist Sui Ishida. In this piece, there is alot of abstract shapes and colors that help form the shape of the female characters back. It combines elements of color and shapes that represent wings, musical instruments and her arm. What I really like about this piece is that there is motion which is represented by her facing one way and perhaps her wings pulling another way. In the manga story, the character faces an internal struggle of what her self is which I feel is represented in the color balance in her wings. They are the color red which signifies her murderous state, and then her tranquil blue hair which is her kind and peaceful state. The use of color in this piece helps tell the story about her character. Along with the black backdrop it brings that colorful colors forward and makes them “pop”. The song in itself (written by Ling Tosite Sigure) is a dark piece about losing oneself and mentally deteriorating. I feel that the color scheme, (particularly the color black) helps represent this mental state of being which is dark and endless.

About stefanlindeman

I'm Stefan Lindeman, I am from Seattle WA and currently attending school at WSU in Pullman WA.
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