The Complexity of Simplistic Emotions

February 17, 2021

This piece was submitted by Sadie Patrick (’24).

She said, “’The Complexity of Simplistic Emotions’ describes the intricate nature of the so-called ‘simplistic feelings’ of happiness and anger. In this project, I took advantage of the connection between color and emotion. For example, I used red in the angry image and brighter colors in the happy image. In addition, I incorporated line work to act as an outline around my subject to create emphasis. The different colored lines streaking from the leg in the angry image is used to show the sharp and forceful actions of anger. Lastly, I displayed blurring that radiated from the subject in the happy image to further show emphasis. Both of these images truly capture how complicated happiness and anger are despite their well-known stereotype of simplicity.”

(Photo Credit: Sadie Patrick/Achona Online)
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