Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters
This collage is meant to tell a story about a few major events in my life in the past few years in an artistic and visually stimulating way. To begin, I used two of my favorite landscape photographs I’ve taken as the background and foreground for the collage, which created a surrealistic yet coherent base. Then, I used clouds from another photograph I’ve taken as well as a freeze frame from one of my skateboard tricks and added them into the top left. This is the first event of my life I wanted to convey, and it describes how I feel like I’m in the clouds when I skateboard. Next, I wanted to include perhaps the biggest event of my life, which was studying abroad in Hawaii during my first semester of college. To do so, I paired a picture of me in Hawaii with a png of the Hawaii islands. Then, I added my most recent big life event, which was purchasing my own first car. I found a picture of a car from the internet and inverted its colors, as well as cutting a hole in the background and putting the car in it to make it look like it was breaking through the background. I took a selfie of myself to add to the car to make it look like I was driving. I also used the sunset from another photograph I’ve taken to place onto the windshield of the car. Finally, I included some funny pictures of my dogs in the foreground, orienting one so it looks like he is eating the car coming out from behind the background. Lastly, I added some extra flowers, leaves, and a drawing which balanced the image and made it more interesting.
Lachelt, Caleb, "conscious shockness" (2022). Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters. 536.
Presented at the Spring 2022 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.