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I Wish...
Author(s):
Trina Brady
Institution:
Royal College of Art
Year:
2007
URL:
http://tinyurl.com/38un55
Project Description:
By the author:

"I Wish was inspired as I considered the balance between work and play in our lives. I wonder if we have become a nation of people who are slaves to the very technology that was meant to ease workloads rather than increase responsibilities and prolong work hours. Research carried out by the TUC highlights as a nation we are working extra hours for our employers for free. Using this information as a starting point, I set about to find out what people wishes were so they could use this time given to their employers and hopefully use this time to give something back to themselves.

Using my MA work in progress show, I invited people to stop, reflect, and ask themselves what they really wished for in their lives. Were their wishes realistic? Could they act on them? Presented in the form of a poster are all the wishes that were collected. Looking into the idea of the six steps of separation and how our wishes are constantly evolving, using colour to represent the notion of going from one step to another. Each wish is categorized by the one word, which expresses the individual's desire. The words are placed in the layout alphabetically and with each person assigned a number in the middle circle. Then using a system of linking the number to the wish word illustrating the human link between many of us and the common desires we strive for in our wishes and in our lives."

I Wish was shown at the 2007 Royal College of Art show in London, UK.

Comments (7):
A job well done liking the quantitative data while keeping the delicacy of a wish.

Posted by Mark on Jul 3, 2007 at 9:29 AM (GMT)

This is absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Glindon Marten on Sep 5, 2007 at 11:22 PM (GMT)

So pleased that you worked out the complexities of the design and produced a great poster and book. I'm honored to have a copy!!!

Posted by Larissa on Feb 27, 2008 at 6:41 PM (GMT)

This is a nice picture.

Posted by Martin Sundemyr on Mar 24, 2008 at 3:00 AM (GMT)

Hi Trina loving your work

Posted by John Brady on Apr 17, 2008 at 8:22 PM (GMT)

I love the way you have incorporated the colours of the rainbow with all the emotions that people may wish for. This is so true and imaginative. Well done!

Posted by mel on May 6, 2008 at 4:18 PM (GMT)

This is amazing! Not only is it a beautiful piece of art, but also the message it portrays is amazing. The design and the colors incorporated in this work truly makes it seem like i am making a wish. It makes you stop while taking you to an obscure place and truly makes you think about what you want in life. Each color brings out a different emotion and memory and desire. This is just an astonishing work of art!

Posted by andrea =] on Apr 27, 2009 at 3:36 AM (GMT)

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