My collage project depicts a personal take on the traditional biblic tale of Adam and Eve. I pulled the landscape from stock.xchng, combining it with cut outs of some of my old paintings, and a few images gotten off the internet. For the cascading light effect, I used a difference clouds rendering, then a radial filter. I really enjoy the idea of tongue-in-cheek artistic renderings biblical references, so when we started our collage project, I immediately knew I wanted to try something of that genre. Ironically, the most difficult part of the project was toning down this image or that to make them look less realistic, or blur them enough so they don’t look too cartoonish. Over all, I would say that this image helped me understand the new filters of cs5.5, and how they interact with images.
This project is meant to reflect the mass’s willingness to unquestioningly follow the orders of their superiors. Although they gain material success, represented by their expensive suits, they are all ultimately dead inside, as are all sheep who follow their entire lives and never dare break free of the mold.