After looking through all the posters in the site, I’ve thought of choosing a dynamic one but at the end, this complex yet simple piece is stuck in my head so I decide to write about it instead.
The first thing we can see in this piece is its complex lay-out. The branches from the trees in both side draw a natural frame for the picture. It gives out a tangled feeling but still holds a protective area as it wraps itself around the two figures in the centre. Adding more to the complex are the birds on the branches and the strings with words hang across the picture. There’re seem not much whitespace in this piece but it doesn’t mean that the piece gives out the cramped vibes. Otherwise, the complexity combine with the silhouette of the figures make us feel like looking back in the part of someone’s memories.
The style of drawing in this piece also contributes quite a lot to the “part of memories” theme. The creator uses mostly simple curly lines for the branches and nature shape for the leaves. Therefore, the piece has a very feminine, girl-like feeling.
Because the picture itself has a quite complex lay-out, the colour used is in monotone with the light cobalt blue. The colour helps to balance the piece and conveys the feeling of the creator. Blue is the colour of peacefulness but it also hints a tin of sadness. The colour blue puts the final touch of nostalgia vibes to the picture.
But what I love most about this piece is how the words is put in the picture. The way the words is like hanging on the strings adds the liveliness to the words as they have the souls of themselves. The words look hand-written to fit with the nostalgia theme. Moreover, the way to put the words across the picture and fill the whitespace makes it a little bit hard to read the words but the creator has his/her own reason to do so. It makes viewers have to pay more attention to the picture and find the words within. It makes us feel like catching the part of memories after reading the words out of the tangled branches.
Overall, I love this piece for its simple yet complex beauty. It represents thoroughly the concept of memory which is always not really clear and ordered but still remains in your head for a long time.