Andrzej Wasilewski

Unmasking Procrastination

Procrastination has many faces!

Procrastination is commonly described as the action of postponing or delaying something, a pattern of behaviour universally common to most creative practitioners. This project aims to expose these behavioural patterns often found in the collective unconscious of creative individuals.

‘The Procrastination Playground’ illustration is a modern take on Bruegel’s ‘Netherlandish proverbs’ painting. It’s a satirical representation of over 70 proverb like statements taking place on NCAD campus, designed to aid creativity as a cautionary tale.

The ‘Shadow & Persona’ are two publications based on Jungian psychology, designed to be read together. According to Jung we all wear masks of one shape or another, usually based on the demands of society. These books explore the internal struggles of artists and designers alike, in an attempt to expose the difficulties of being a young artist in today’s world. They unmask the torn mentality found during the creative process.

1- Persona & Shadow Publications front cover photograph (publications outcome)

1- Persona & Shadow Publications front cover photograph (publications outcome)

2- Spread from Shadow & Persona books (publications outcome)

2- Spread from Shadow & Persona books (publications outcome)

3-Another spread from Shadow & Persona books (publications outcome)

3-Another spread from Shadow & Persona books (publications outcome)

4- 4 photographs of 4 spreads of Shadow & Persona books (publications outcome)

4- 4 photographs of 4 spreads of Shadow & Persona books (publications outcome)

5-Photograph of Procastination Playground print (Procastination Playground outcome)

5-Photograph of Procastination Playground print (Procastination Playground outcome)

6- Photograph of 'Snout Mask' Outcome

6- Photograph of 'Snout Mask' Outcome

7- Photograph (mixed media) of Snout mask being worn

7- Photograph (mixed media) of Snout mask being worn

8- Procrastination Playground Outcome full colour  (digital version)

8- Procrastination Playground Outcome full colour (digital version)

9-Procrastination Playground Outcome- Proverbs of procrastination (digital version)

9-Procrastination Playground Outcome- Proverbs of procrastination (digital version)

10- A combination of all 3 outcomes.

10- A combination of all 3 outcomes.