The main concept behind my cubes is socioeconomic standing/class, or more specifically my perspective on it, and how it changed. I decided to represent this with cars for a couple of reasons, the first being that cars have always been a huge part of my family life. Growing up with an older brother and dad who were very mechanically inclined, there wasn’t a moment where someone wasn’t working on, racing, or talking about automobiles in my household. The second reason was kind of an offshoot of the first; because of this heightened sense of cars, this was the first thing I would notice that reflected someone’s “class” or economic status.
With regards to each cube, they represent what I viewed myself at in a social standing. Growing up, I basically only saw cars nicer than my family’s, so in the first cube, I represented an obviously distraught/wrecked car, in black and white. In the middle, I showed an actual image of one of my cars, a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix STE. I emphasized the color in this cube because for once in my life, I was viewing “my place” in this world correctly, more detailed and clear than ever before. For my third cube, I showed a very fancy car, and while I don’t actually have that nice of a car, that is kind of how I view my life day to day now; I see what I have and am extremely thankful for it, making the most of what I have, and being proud of it. I don’t take things for granted anymore.
I tied the three cubes together mainly with the cars fitting together; this all relates to my life as a whole throughout this “moment,” so I wanted them to fit together as a whole to match that idea. I think it worked pretty well.