Finger Painting, Music, and Movement
Conceptual: Finger painting creates direct contact between creator and product. And although it requires only very little coordination or skill, its sensory application make it a unique outlet for creative expression. My project gives the opportunity to create art without the limitations we ready associate with academia and art. It is a place where you are free to do as you wish, paint anything you want to paint; and it is finger paint so no historical or contemporary norms and standards. Failure and inadequacy are not given consideration; the choice of color, the use of space, and they type of stroke applied is never defined.
But as an added dimension the project also hopes to create a dialogue between two distinct mediums and senses. As the creator paints not only are their hands in direct contact with the paint, but theirs ears are directed to be in constant awareness of music and the changing moods of music. Now the uses of color, space, and stroke have an unconscious influence of music, but the music is also influenced by the creator.
Technically: The creator is invited to finger paint and given a set of headphones. The paper is spread across a touch sensory board in which certain areas of it respond to varying types of contact; each time the creator changes the speed, direction, or placement of their painting the music counters with a change in tempo and overall mood.