A Concentration of Thought
This project entitled the concentration of thought is about representing an abstraction of thought shown within a constructed narrative. I have chosen scenes from modern classics where the indulgence of thought is the main subject which I have then reconstructed to illustrate my depiction of the scene through prop and set design. I am focussing on the location where the thought occurred as opposed to the more common approach of signifying the process of thinking through portraiture to challenge the concept of photography and thought and how it has been previously represented.
While the peasantry of scent danced and celebrated beneath him, he glided with wide– stretched wings down from his golden cloud, across the nocturnal fields of his soul and home to his heart.
Patrick Süskind, Perfume
He got out his worldly wealth and examined it– bits of toys, marbles, and trash; enough to buy an exchange of work maybe but not enough to buy so much as half an hour of pure freedom.
Mark Twain, The adventures of Tom Sawyer
I half closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything I’d ever lost since my childhood had washed up.
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.
George Orwell, 1984
©Rebecca Jacques-Parr 2013