Beautiful Train Sculptures Made from Books by Thomas Wightman
Tomas Wightman is Edinburgh-based graphic designer who recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University. However, although the artist is a graphic designer, today’s post has nothing to do with the graphic design.
“I’m a graphic designer just recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University. With both international experience and industry recognition, I’m looking forward to starting the next stage of my career as a graphic designer and working in the industry. I’m very versatile in my design approach whether it be print design, typography, 3D artwork or motion graphics. I enjoy challenging myself when answering a brief and looking for the best solution whatever the media.” – Tomas Wightman
Tomas Wightman explains, “Like the previous two sculptures it uses a visual metaphor to convey the emotions of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and embodies my research by visualising an expression used by a sufferer of OCD. The expression was ‘derailing my train of thought’, because the person felt that the rituals they had to perform were disrupting their day. Where the compulsions and worry would side track them from doing everyday activities.
To convey this metaphor the sculpture shows a train travelling on a journey that has become disrupted, leading it to derail from its set path. Typography was used on the tracks for the title of the piece, also type was used for the coal. In the scene it shows the coal cart tipping over where the type has become mixed up to symbolise the mixed emotions during anxiety and panic.”
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