Briefly in Scenery: The Panels
Briefly in Scenery is a visual recollection of my time at university through paintings. Within small square panels, I paint specific moments during my university experience where I wanted to remember the exact way I felt. The squares retell moments of connections, changes, strong emotions, and routines. Each painted panel then becomes a part of the board game.
How it started
" Take a photo everytime you want to remember exactly how you felt at that moment "
In my first year of university, I made that promise to myself. Not wanting to forget the unnecessary and significant details of my time at university, I took a photo whenever I felt like there was a significant connection between me and the moment. Whether that was because of the people there, the prior events, or simply how I felt about the place itself, I took a photo.
During the lockdown, I began to paint these moments to commemorate them.
With every painting I do, I feel as if I'm re-experiencing the moment and wanting to create more memories.
I took most of the photos on my phone, as they were unplanned. In a few cases, I had my camera with me. There are over 60 photos.
The Planning + Thought Process
In 2021, I began working on a little sketchbook where I would breakdown my ideas for this project. I explain my process for it, as well as some of my panels, in this video:
The Sketchbook + Thought Process
A little look into the finished pages of the sketchbook! After I completed these, I had much more inspiration for the panels themselves.
The Panel Master Plan
In the summer of 2022, I planned out my remaining panels. I have an estimated 70 panels, but I'm working with agility and making changes as I understand my own work better.