Timothy Haryadi

Journey To Faith

Master of Design Digital Design Culture

A creative exploration of a personal journey to the Christian faith.

"The People living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned" - Matthew 4:16

Journey to Faith is a narrative sequence that is largely based on my experience of becoming a Christian. This project explores this experience using the mediums of Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) and Visual Effects (VFX) to creatively visualize the experiences of faith. This project explores the relationship between human experience and visual representation, giving insight into how humans interpret personal experiences.

Journey to Faith is a creative exploration of my journey to the Christian faith. The nature of this project is autoethnographic which focuses on using my own self reflections as data to reflect and understand my own experiences of faith. The main concern of this project is not to establish concrete theories, but to explore the creative potential between abstract spiritual experiences and CGI/VFX. The project explores faith through a surrealist aesthetic, using abstract visual metaphors to communicate significant themes within my journey to faith. Ultimately, the artefact created is strictly interpretational and not a cemented representation of the Christian faith. The artefact lets audiences view Christianity from one deeply personal point of view and my hope is that audiences will come away from the experience with newfound perspectives around Christianity. The artefact does not aim to convert an individual to the Christian faith: its objective is to effectively express the experience of faith in a visual medium, giving form to complex thoughts in the hopes that it paints a clearer picture of what faith may look and feel like to a Christian.