An adventure in fantasy and weird color theories
Written and Illustrated By is an installation dominated by chalkboard texts and charts in explanation of a fantasy story I wrote nearly a decade ago. The chalkboard is a wall painted in black shale paint, and the story is written in a wide variety of chalks, to be erased over and over again as the writer Max Heeding obsesses over the writing process. Within the WAIB is an alternative view of color theory, symbolism, and the cultural faux pas. For my thesis show I am recreating Max's "brainstorming" room for the museum. It'll be like a slice of the not-so-pretty side of otakudom, and a peek into the inner lives of those too afraid to share their fantasies.