In this article it said that the environment shapes on how we are as a person, which I believe it’s true. If you grew up in a poor, dangerous environment with a high criminal rate, then therefore you either grew up in a mindset of being a criminal or take it the other way around and try to not be a criminal. Therefore for my image, I really want to capture the environment of how women and men are perceived as.
In the image, I am planning to cut the canvas half so that it has two sides.
To show how men live in an environment, I envisioned a man looking directly to the person who sees this image but behind that the man, it shows what he has dealt with in the environment that he lives in, for example his father is talking down to him, to show the anger and the fury the father is portraying are by the long 3 lines cartoon make that shows loud and anger. Also adding to that, other experiences such as him playing sports and the coach is being angry implying that boys are suppose to be good at sports and also showing that the way on how they improve would be through barking out their flaws and having them to ‘man up’. Another idea that I want to do by showing boys to ‘man up’ is by a person getting angry, probably the dad of the image standing on top of the staircase while the boy is standing, looking down, at the bottom of the staircase.
Same idea for the woman side, however things that are happening in the background are some men doing some ‘cat talking‘ along the way while she is walking on the sidewalk. Since I can’t use words of what people say when they cat talk to women, I was thinking of men laughing, pointing, showing the mouth of when people whistling and out of it are the symbols that indicates music.
Those are all my ideas so far, I am open to more ideas/improvements on what I should do with my image.