The First Day

Darius Baldwin's avatar Darius Baldwin

The First Day is an artistic endeavor merging multiple genres. The visual component is a dense yet whimsical mixed media illustration bursting with color, characters, and allegoric images. In a way previously unexplored, this complex illustration is brought alive through animation, lyric, and an original musical score. My goal with this project was to fuse the many facets of my artistic expression into a single cohesive work– I may have created an all-new art form in the process. I call it a “sound scene.” Conceptually, The First Day explores the stages of life, social evolution, and the connection between our physical and spiritual realities. In addition, there is a full studio album (to which the illustration is the cover) based around the themes in the artwork I plan to release in conjunction with ArtPrize.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media Illustration, Sound Design, Animation
  • Width: 35 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 35 inches