The artwork that I have chosen from SAD was a piece called, â€śEndless day (2006)â€? by Jan Estep. The artwork itself is a time-lapse digital video lent by the artist with a total of 5 minutes. The location of the piece is a sunset scene in North Atlantic.
This artwork drew my eyes because I have a deep interest in landscape art. To me landscape can give a certain feeling that calms me and is very hard for me the draw. Also what caught my eyes was how Estep was able to capture the lighting of the sun as clouds pass by. While reading the description of the piece I was thinking of the title of the exhibit, SAD and the title of the artwork itself, Endless Day. It kept me thinking what about an endless day? What makes it SAD? It took SAD as it literal meaning and thought about the scene. It was scenery that was untouched bathed in the light of the sunset. It made me think that it most is lonely. The scene gained nothing but lost nothing, make it truly isolation. To me that am what I think the artwork was named Endless Day.
The way the work relates to the exhibit itself is the use of light. The shades and hues of the scene itself. It basically had dark cool colors with the sunset and its rays to keep the eyes moving. Also it ties to the exhibit of SAD is that it is a scene of the ocean. And it is my guess but I believe it gets really cold at that time. I see the work SAD deals with cold and dark thoughts. That is why the scene caught my eyes rather then the others, because of how I associate sad with myself. The issue of light in the art is that the source is the sunset. It doesnâ€™t give much light but enough to light the ocean and the clouds to create different kinds of hues. Also because it was time-lapse digital video the lighting didnâ€™t stay in one place it kept changing the light of the clouds and the sea. The way the artwork ties with isolation is that it the scene is untouched. There is nothing in the scene that is not there to begin with. No people, and animals seen, it is as if there was nothing there that could change the mood of the scene. With sadness-key elements I believe that the artwork is portraying it just fine. The sad element is that the artwork is showing is that the mood of the scene of endless just like how the title says. It is also back up with the colors of blues and grays. And it has the sunset to bounce of the cool colors to change the blues and grays. But it has enough of dark colors to keep the colors cool instead of hot colors.