The immortal line "Carpe diem, seize the day, make your lives extraordinary!” from the film Dead Poets Society has inspired many individuals, including myself. This Latin phrase encourages me to live in the present and take action without hesitation. It is a reminder that whatever you need to do, do it now. Don't wait until tomorrow because tomorrow holds no certainty. Who knows what will happen? However, it's easy to get caught up in other people's expectations and loose sight of our goals. We may feel guilty and ashamed for not living up to our full potential, which can lead to procrastination and negative habits.
As a designer, I have created an installation inspired by New York's Art Deco architecture that reminds me and others to dream big and pursue what is valuable to us. This installation features three-dimensional geometric shapes that gradually shift into a flat shadow image, allowing the audience to interrupt the main focus by moving the lights. Viewers walking around my piece will see different shadows projected onto the surrounding walls. These resulting shadow shapes create silhouettes of the words "CARPE DIEM.”
This project aims to inspire people to explore and appreciate the present and make the most of it. Life is fleeting, and this is a not-so-subtle reminder to enjoy your life because time is passing.