First and foremost, this piece is inspired by the Tame Impala song called "Borderline." As I listened to it, I couldn't help but notice how the song's overall meaning undergoes a transformation with each new sentence. This sparked an idea: what if I could translate this dynamic into visual form? In film editing it's called the Kuleshov effect. The artwork I've created serves as a pure example of it.
The challenge was to use as few elements as possible to tell a story in four acts: Setup, Confrontation, Climax, and Resolution. Yet indicate that it's still happening in my digital world. Reducing the number of objects in a scene helps to better connect with the character. It doesn't matter where he is. It's more important what he is going through.