I went to a museum called Glyptoteket here in Copenhagen this Sunday with my brother Martin [who has this blog] to sketch some sculptures. It was sunny and the light all over was amazing. These photographs are actually just taken with my iPhone, I want to go back sometime with my Nikon camera. If anybody are nearby Copenhagen I would definitely recommend you going there, it’s all free on Sundays.
I made this poster for a school assignment from last week, where we were introduced to the Karen Blixen quote “Those who want to live life over again, have not lived at all” – and apart from that we got free hands. The product is this.
I thought about the person who could fit to the character in this quote. It would be a person who at the end of his/her life would want to redo, maybe not everything, but a lot. Experiences and relations which have maybe not turned out the way they were supposed to and are thought of as failures. Karen Blixen regards this person as ignorant, because with the act of living life to the fullest comes a natural risque of failure. But if you don’t risque yourself, you’ll never know what life can bring you.
Anyhow, this negative and kind of naive thought stream, this person would carry, made me think of a very idealistic approach to life. Everything has to be perfect, almost as if we were Gods. So this was the first element I included in my inspiration sources. It led me to statues and the fact that since ancient time people have wanted to immortalize themselves with their lavish looks or their steal power. The character wants to go back to the perfect time of life when the Eden Garden still existed and there was no evil or sins in the world. So to sum it up
- therefor the statues, the God, the plants symbolizing the Eden Garden and some garbage in contrast.
The quote definitely made me think and I can’t wait to get the poster up on my walls so I can be reminded of it from time to time. - CECILIE.E