This week I was hugely inspired by an creative Instagram account called Lauren.creative. I like the way that she incorporates typography into images as a border or shape words in a way that is becomes the object or focal point. I would really like to do something similar for this weeks assignment.
I attempted to recreate the wing image but using moving picture and some footage I previously took of my sister at Maraetai Beach where we live.
I tried to choose a font that was youthful but relaxed that would reflect the beach scenery.
However it proved too time consuming and I believe I was too ambitious, and unskilled to accomplish the dream.
I opted for placing the writing within the body and on the mountains.
Here is the final image. I chose the white font as it was a clear but gentle contrast still keeping with natural colours, in contrast to a primary colour, and black I thought would be too harsh. I found the font was relaxed and worked with the beach vibe; it almost seems hand written. I also like how it stretched and moulded to the hills in the background.
The text I chose is a Psalm from the the bible, psalm 95 is a poem written about the craft work of Gods hands in forming the dry land and the separation from the sea.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
I chose this particular passage because of the two lines I have highlighted. Nothing makes me feel as small as when I stand beside the sea and I am forced to question that there must be something bigger than me. Scale helps portray this in the image.
I wish I had had the time to develop my first idea of making a rotoscope image of words forming wings in the moving picture.