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You Gave Us the Roots and the Wings, and Now We Rise to Fall Once Again

Tatsuki Hakoyama's avatar Tatsuki Hakoyama

My submission is a diptych inspired by Surrealist/Magical realist painters like Rene Magritte and Rob Gonsalves. These will be the first from my new body of work, The Games We Play series, which reflects on our relationship with the natural environment as we develop our environment to best suit our human needs. These use toys as symbols, and through the use of irregular shaped panel and calculated perspective, I create a trompe l'oeil effect that plays with the visual space. First of the diptych is completed, and the second is in progress. The sketch above shows the composition that I will be creating.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: Oil on Panel
  • Width: 19" (x 2)
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 22.5"