This assignment was fun for me. I wore 6 layers of shirts, 4 layers of pants, 2 jackets and for good measure, 2 pairs of socks. My dad took pictures of me making food, playing games and vacuuming. It was definitely difficult and I was sweating to death but it was fun to get my family involved.
I typed this assignment out because I have a tendency to go through my old notes on my computer a month or so after I type them, just to see what I decided was important enough for me to type out. Also because I was a bit lazy but I think I got my point across with this letter. Maybe someday I will write it out on paper, don’t know yet.
Dear Future Me, I was going to write this out on paper but I was lazy and unmotivated so I decided to type this out. Post pandemic, there’s a few things I need you to do.
I need you to go outside when this is over and make the art you want to make.
I want you to finally get in the habit of time management, which is ironic because the post for this assignment is 2 days late.
I want you to be more thankful for your family and friends. I know you already are but maybe now you’ll buy them some McDonalds or something on the way over to their houses as a thank you for getting up before 12pm to hang out. You’ll figure it out.
And I want you to start taking actual breaks. Animal Crossing for 5 hours isn’t a break and we both know it.
It’s going to be difficult, I know how much you want to be outside and see your friends. However, the longer the wait, the sweeter the payoff, the more day’s you’ll be able to be at each other’s houses in a row because you missed each other so much during quarantine. Don’t be stupid.
This project was very stressful for me. I had a lot of computer troubles and last Saturday before the project was due, I decided I didn’t like what I was making and restarted it. I’m glad I did, and I’m also glad I’m done with this. I might add on more later. I’ve trying to post the video but for some reason that isn’t working so I’m just going to post a link and hope for the best.
For this week’s assignment, we had to create a field guide of objects we have in our environment that resonate with us. It was a little difficult for me to find objects that weren’t super boring but I managed to find some things that really resonated with me.
For my video response, I watched the video on LaToya-Ruby Frasier. I connected with this artist and her deep love and appreciation for her family. I also connect with the fact that it’s difficult to put yourself in the work, taking on the role of both artist and art. It’s difficult but putting yourself in that position can greatly affect the way viewers see your piece. While I may not film my family for my art, my family and friends affect and change the way I work on my art with their criticisms, praises and new ideas.
For my daily practice, I decided to make origami stars. They’re super calming to me and I’ve made them to help my anxiety. Doing this, I hope at least, is going to help take stress off the semester. Below is a picture of a glass full of them that I have back at my house that I started making on my own.
While I really liked where the project was going and how everyone else went, I wasn’t the biggest fan of how I did in this project. Nevertheless its what happened and I still like it. A great end to the semester.
The assignment was to create a book based on a location around Alfred and base the characters on inanimate objects.
We decided that since our location was the 2nd floor of Terra Cotta, that it should focus directly on the space. Since we liked our ghost from the other project , we wanted to have this take place in his dreams. My character in the story is a lamp who wanted to continue its daily practice of origami into something happy.
While the project was fun, it was difficult for our group since we all had our own things going on in our lives that took mild priority.