Rain Project: Heart of the Ocean of Titanic, it’s Raining Ice, Sir!
This is a Limited Edition Digital Print for submission to the Rain Project, a theme based around ‘Rain’.
This is the second piece of work, inspired by the film ‘Titanic’ (1997) which stars Leonardo DiCaprio (aka ‘Jack’ Dawson) and Kate Winslet (aka ‘Rose’ Dewitt Bukater). (see the previous work Disasters of War: RMS Olympic v RMS Titanic). It is about a Romantic discovery between Jack & Rose, on the fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic on the 15th April 1912 from Southampton, UK to New York, USA.
This work is a piece of Conceptual Art. Conceptual Art was first derived in the 1960s by Sol LeWitt and art is a 'concept' rather than a material object. Within his work the work follows a sequence of lines, vertical, horizontal or diagonal, that is repeated. These sequence can be repeated by anyone if given a set of instructions by the Artist (in the past Sol LeWitt has published a set of instructions to make a piece of his Art). More recently, Conceptual Art has lost this basic principals, and is almost applied to any Modern artwork. Within my work, I am reverting to these basic principals, of using a repetitive grid of vertical lines (vertical lines of Stripes of USA Flag), similarly vertical text (taken from four letter words from films), the same colours of Pop Art, Sky & Water (these are standard colours that come pre-installed within Illustrator and have not been modified by the Artist). Given these it is possible for anyone to recreate this piece of work.
This is a Conceptual piece of work, which follows a sequence of Four letter words, superimposed on the USA Flag. It contains a series of a series of 13 vertical stripes, of falling words, just similar to falling rain & snow, and the Stars of Society arranged into a Heart similar between the ‘Heart of the Ocean’ diamond and the Romantic heart between Jack & Rose. The Stars have been superimposed with USA States, from the journey Jack makes, from his transfer from 3rd class, to 1st class, where he meets famous/rich people from different Stars of Society in the States of America, such as Benjamin Guggenheim (Guggenheim Museum) from NY, Isidor Strains (founder of Macy's Department Store) from NY, Margaret 'Molly' Brown from CO etc.
The title comes from the ‘Heart of the Ocean’ diamond, which is crystal clear and resembles ice, cold and blue. The last part of the title, ‘...it’s raining ice, Sir!’ comes from when the Titanic hits the Iceberg in the Atlantic and Ice is thrown on the deck, similar to it raining snow and hailstones. The lower image is an image of Rose holding onto Jack, both with ice cold water, just as she about to release him into the water.
Digital Print Limited Edition 1 of 25, Printed with 10 Inks on 280g Photo Paper
Available in 2 Sizes: A4 Print 21cm x 30cm (as shown) or A3 Print 30cm x 40cm
Digital Print on Paper