Related studies project week #7: Find it in text.
- Rule: Bring the Age ‘Green Guide’ to class
- Another Rule: No scissors allowed
- One more rule: Frame it.
This problem set was one of the hardest so far. The challenge lied in the lack of boundaries where thousands of interpretations could have been extrapolated. I admittedly struggled. At the last minute, I found ‘it’ in the text Desiderata. I defined ‘it’ as a guide or reference. I chose to copy a paragraph on ‘how not to compare yourself’, something familiar to all.
The way I assembled the work using a photo of a male figure with the text glued onto his chest raised a few questions during the review. The imposing male figure made it look like it was a fatherly advice. I didn’t realise it until it was pointed out. I chose this image because I liked the posture and used it to project the quote coming from within. My oversight proved that every element in a final work counts so, these elements need to be selected carefully. I don’t think the intended message came across as desired. Nonetheless, it was an interesting exercise.