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Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Completion Date: 1982
Style: Neo-Expressionism
Genre: figurative painting
Technique: acrylic, crayon
Material: canvas
Dimensions: 183 x 312.5 cm


I will borrow techniques from Expressionist and Neo Expressionist painters. I am planning to work in something that it can be called 3D-expressionism.


What question/problem did you choose? Mary The Color Scientist

Tell why you chose this topic, and why it matters to you. It is a very interesting thought-experiment about the nature of reality.

Give some details on the problem/question—explain it in depth.
Mary is a brilliant scientist who is, for whatever reason, forced to investigate the world from a black and white room via a black and white television monitor. She specializes in the neurophysiology of vision and acquires, let us suppose, all the physical information there is to obtain about what goes on when we see ripe tomatoes, or the sky, and use terms like ‘red’, ‘blue’, and so on. She discovers, for example, just which wavelength combinations from the sky stimulate the retina, and exactly how this produces via the central nervous system the contraction of the vocal cords and expulsion of air from the lungs that results in the uttering of the sentence ‘The sky is blue’. […] What will happen when Mary is released from her black and white room or is given a color television monitor? Will she learn anything or not? Jackson (1982)

List out 10 tangible people/places/things which are associated with your question/problem.


Solipsism, from Latin solus, meaning “alone”, and ipse, meaning “self” is the philosophical idea that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure. The external world and other minds cannot be known, and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist. As such it is the only epistemological position that, by its own postulate, is both irrefutable and yet indefensible in the same manner.

I want to create the Solipsist Pill Bug, a theoretical entity that will be the only entity that owns reality. In other words, the point of the of the pill bug is the only correct and everything around the pill bug does not exist by itself.
In scene 1 the pill bug will be looking at a certain direction. What the pill bug cannot see will be fade out.
In scene 2 the pig bull will look in another direction and the same thing will happen. The rest of the scene will be gone.
In scene 3 the pill bug roll into a ball and all the scene will fade out.


Armadillidiidae is a family of woodlice, a terrestrial crustacean group in the order Isopoda. Unlike members of other woodlouse families, members of this family can roll into a ball, an ability they share with the outwardly similar but unrelated pill millipedes and other animals. It is this ability which gives woodlice in this family their common name of pill bugs, roly polies, chiggy-wigs or potato bugs. The best known species in the family is Armadillidium vulgare, the common pill bug.

Because of their unusual yet non-threatening appearance, some Armadillidium vulgare are kept as pets in areas throughout the U.S., typically among children. Among adults, they are often seen as unwanted (but essentially harmless) home pests. Keeping a pet pill bug requires a very moist habitat with limited light and lots of decaying plant matter They can often live up to three years. (Source)

During my whole childhood I played with pill bugs. I have felt a little bit guilty since then because I tortured and killed many of them. They become an important component of my childhood. It always called my attention its ability to roll into a ball (a transition from a flat plane to a sphere).
I think they are amazing living things and as I child I always complained because I could not understand how come pig bull were no presented in cartoons ( rabbits, cats and rats were more popular).