Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2013

Amos Shin
Il Creatore
Amos Shin
Il Creatore

Il Creatore is a story about a character known as ‘the Maker’ and his journey to find his reason for living, and the lesson he learns at the end. In the Maker’s world, he’s able to create magnificently small yet beautiful pieces, but is ultimately left unsatisfied with his work. So he creates a masterpiece, which he thinks will fulfill him in ways his other pieces couldn’t, but he quickly finds out that this masterpiece is ruining his life and those around him. Eventually, he is faced with an ultimatum and has to choose between destroying the object of his desires or continuing his downward spiral toward self-destruction. This story speaks to our desires as humans and how we may think we want something, but as soon as we acquire the object of our desires, our life doesn’t become what we perceived it will be. So we are left unsatisfied, searching to acquire the next object, only to come to the same conclusion. This cycle continues over and over until we realize that we have to essentially ‘destroy’ the object of our desires for us to be free and live life the way it was supposed to be lived.

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