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Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« on: April 17, 2015, 05:13:14 PM »
Hello there all,

*firstly, I'm sorry if this is wrong to start a new subject for something like this! I just didn't know how else to do it*

I am currently working on an installation piece around OTMA for my art college final major project and am experimenting just now with a concept involving photography.
I had the idea of creating sixteen images in monochrome, four photos for each sister that collectively sum them up as individuals, and collating them into a printed book.
These are the ideas I have just now below, but I'm finding it surprisingly difficult!

Olga - 1.books/poetry; 2.piano; 3.the sky; 4.church (maybe politics/newspapers?)
Tatiana - 1.hair&fashion; 2.nursing; 3.embroidery; 4.conversation/4.organisation
Maria - 1.art; 2.perfume; 3.children; 4.flirting
Anastasia - 1.sweets; 2.pranking; *and i don't know why, but I literally cannot think of anything else! I feel so bad, but I just can't! Sweets and pranking seem to sum Shvybz up nicely on their own :P haha!* (maybe Jimmy?) it's a shame I can't think of a way to visually communicate charisma!

Please help me by suggesting anything you think would be more appropriate, either to add or take away. Thank you so much! I really appreciate all your help.

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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 02:29:45 AM »
Anastasia - 3. drama/plays, 4. sports and physical activity (tennis, hanging from that bar in her father's bathroom, etc).

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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 04:49:54 AM »
Also another one for Anastasia related to physical activity would be climbing trees!

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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 11:14:13 AM »
Ooh yeah! Those are great ones! Thanks for your help!

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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 02:20:24 PM »
God bless you for that project MashkaShvybz4!

However I have something in mind to describe Marie which I like to tell you - being an 'angel' and 'clumsy'. There are photos of her in the hospital and that's what I can suggest to show that she's an angel.
My problem is what specific picture to use that could show she's clumsy... There was her slipping on her new heeled-shoes in her 16th birthday but there's no painting/photo of that particular event alas <_<

I'm also curious what picture you're going to use to show her 'flirting' side... kkk ^^
« Last Edit: April 18, 2015, 02:31:02 PM by Shandroise de Laeken »

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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 04:49:28 PM »
Thank you so much! That's so nice of you to say. I thought of Maria's lack of grace but I wasn't sure whether to add it or not because it's not exactly a flattering facet of hers! Being an 'angel' though is a good one. I am actually experimenting with taking my own photos to illustrate these things. I thought of using OTMA photos but kind of want to include some of my own art in this aspect of the installation piece I'm making. I may end up trying it with OTMA photos instead though, we'll see! I will try hopefully to post some photos of the end product to show on here. I would love to hear reactions and feedback from people on the forum of my piece. Thanks again!

What do people think about the ones I've got for Tatiana? I'm not sure they're totally right...

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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 05:26:34 PM »
I think your definitions of Tatiana are spot on.
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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 07:15:39 PM »
I would trade Olga's "church" for "politics/newspapers"

They were all very religious but Olga's interest and understanding in politics sets her apart.

Are these going to be photos of the girls themselves or just photos of other objects representing them?
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Re: Defining OTMA - Suggestions Anyone?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 04:40:59 AM »
Photos of objects representing them, but I may try it with old OTMA photos, we'll just have to see how these ones turn out first. I'll keep you all posted! Thanks again for all the feedback! Keep it coming!