"My Paper World" is an album that focuses upon a main character who lives in a world made of paper. Paper can be torn,burned, ripped, soaked in water and all sorts of things that make being paper fragile. The main character details their experiences in this world from from sadness to love, and everything in between.
When thinking about how to represent the main character of “My Paper World” I didn’t want to have a depiction that was very clear and well defined. I wanted an image of roughness yet clarity, and this plays into a theme found in the album of searching for something that is missing while trying to heal old wounds, but at the same time gaining new ones. What came to mind was old 90’s video game graphics with polygon faces, their Polygon designs were in touch with the general vibe I wanted for the main character. With inspiration and idea in hand, the base of the main character of “My Paper World” was designed and created.
After the base of the character had been chosen colors and shades that invoked the character were brought in. The black eye liner represents the soul inside that has seen many things they had wish they never had seen, the red lipstick represents the search for the cure to all the wounds they have, the taste of which is perhaps love, and lastly the shading on the paper body represents the toll everything has taken, as everyone else in the world has straight white color.
All in all the mask visually represents the face of the main character of “My Paper World” but in the end Art is meant for interpretation and freedom of the mind and soul. Please feel free to see this art, and interpret it as you wish.