Beyond the Shadows

Beyond the Shadows

Art, a form of expression that transcends time, culture, ethnicity and language. It has no boundaries in terms of the way it’s interpreted. So why do we have boundaries on the way it’s created. Snehal, the core for Eclipse wants to challenge these conventional ideas of art, “I want the students to be able to explore the different dimensions of art and the use of light and science in doing so.”

We found this to be very interesting, we then asked her how she plans on breaking these boundaries, “ The event has a single round. Students will be provided with a board which they’ll be required to paint and cut. The painting should represent one meaning of the theme while it’s shadow must represent another meaning of it. We’ll be on the lookout for the team that best represents both concepts. Let’s see who team turns out to be the ultimate manipulator if shadows.”

She clearly has thought of a new way of testing a student’s artistic abilities, she hopes, “to bring out both the students creativity in terms of the conventional art through painting and also the unconventional art through their manipulation of shadows.”

Snehal truly has managed to challenge the way we think about art and its traditional representation. It is extremely rare to see an art event that is not solely structured around paint and drawing. She definitely is pushing the boundaries of the way students view and interpret art,
and in turn, challenging the perception of everything around them.