Learn more about my Emotional Ties!

Pursuing graphic design was something I was looking forward to always. Staying miles away from my family to pursue my desired interest was a big thing. And the only way to articulate the feelings that were swirling about in my head was to incorporate them into the projects I was working on.

At the time, I was in my sophomore year and the first year of my graphic design degree. In one of my projects, I decided to use shapes to represent emotions. A yellow circle to represent "happiness," a blue square to represent "responsibility," and a green hexagon to represent "trust." The idea was to illustrate my journey from my residence to the arts building by using footprints and shapes (representing emotions) throughout the zine.

When I look back at it now, I feel I was inspired by my religion, Hinduism and the article “The Significance of Geometric Art in Indian Culture and History”. The article stated that, The Mughal Empire (1526-1761) was known for its extravagant architecture, which was influenced by Islamic, Hindu, and Persian elements. Marble flooring, balcony railings, and window grilles were all adorned with regular geometric designs. Geometrical patterns with six and eight points can be found in early Mughal buildings that have survived.

All of these elements, such as ancient geometric art pieces, floors, and the majority of them, were undoubtedly present when I was growing up. As a result, geometry and art have been largely interwoven throughout Indian culture and history. A simple circle can have spiritual meaning, but more sophisticated, materialistic sculptures can also honor the distinctive, abstract expression envisioned by different artists.

To conclude let's have some questions to think about. Have you ever tried expressing your emotions by doing something else that you like? If you were to express emotions how do you plan on doing it? Are you vocal about your emotions?

8 Panel Zine