Like a doll

This is an artwork I created for a school project using various photo manipulation techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

dolls

The purpose of the artwork is to communicate the idea of being overwhelmed with exploding thoughts, hence the disintegration effect that has been applied to the portrait. I have used a smoke effect rather than fragmentation, so as to represent the fact that the thoughts and ideas are mixing with one another and are not clear. The doll-like effect that has been created, represents the draining effect on the body of having a busy mind, and how it can leave you feeling absolutely nothing, zoning out, shutting off from the world and almost feeling lifeless – like a doll.