March 9, 2013
For the map project, I first took a map of New Orleans. I cut it up, put marks with oil pastels on it, and tried to stain it with ink. I tried to burn a piece, but it got burnt completely because I did not put it out fast enough. The ink staining looked bad because the ink was too dark. I tried to dilute the ink, but then it didn’t stain enough. I ended up finding little packets of soy sauce in our dorm which I then used to stain my map. I tilted it, and when the droplets ran down the paper they reminded me of rain. So I ended up using the theme of precipitation for my completed piece. I cut up the messed up pieces of the map and made them into paper snowflakes.
I glued them with rubber cement to black construction paper to make them stand out and then to a bigger piece, which I then glued to a board. Then I poured soy sauce on the top and let it drip down. I made lines with masking tape to represent the downpour of rain as well.
CRITIQUE NOTES: The class liked my theme of precipitation and the usage of tape. The teacher said that the tape was a little rough in places, but overall added to the picture.