Our assignment was to take a map and turn it into something different. I used a map of Savannah and started by wrinkling it, then covering it in sepia ink and melting crayons on it. I decided to combine the place that I am calling home now, Savannah, with the place that I have called home all my life, San Francisco. I did this by cutting out the Golden Gate Bridge in the top right corner, then the Trans America Tower on the left side, then hills in the center, and Alcatraz on the bottom right corner.
Our challenge for this project was to find the letters of the alphabet and the numbers 1 through 9 out in the world. This was supposed to help us see the world differently. This project was very difficult. The hardest ones to find were the numbers and letters that combined curved and straight lines like ’5′ and ‘R’. I organized my images in a music video to Patti Labelle singing the ‘ABCs’ with the muppets on Sesame Street.
Here is a link to the video:
We were given a piece of paper covered in different symbols. Our challenge was to tell the story of Jack and Jill using only these symbols. We could manipulate them however we wanted. We chose to use the symbols to form key words of the story.
The first panel is “Jack and Jill”
The second panel is “Went up a hill”
The third panel is “To fetch a pale of water”
The fourth panel is “Jack fell down”
The fifth panel is “And broke his crown”
The sixth panel is “And Jill came tumbling after”
People thought that the style was cohesive but that you could tell it was done with marker. They thought that the images without the hill were more interesting and did not have the awkward placement of the ones with the hill.
For this project I had to come up with a motif by combining two simple shapes. I combined two squares to make a star. Then I had to create a grid with a hundred images of my motif glued down. Once I had them glued down I used tracing paper to trace different design combinations using my motif. Once I had settled on one design I had to ink it on illustration board using india ink. Here is my original grid:
Here are my different design combinations on tracing paper:
Here is my final motif:
I got compliments on my craftsmanship and placement of the sparse stars in the bottom right corner. The class agreed that it would have been better if I had left a white border around it.
Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn and I am a transfer student here at SCAD, majoring in film and television. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area and, as much as I miss home, I am excited to be living here in Savannah. Before coming to SCAD I attended Diablo Valley College and received my Associate of Arts degree in Technical Theater. I never envisioned myself going to an art school because I never really considered myself to be an artist. However, I am glad that this is the path I was led down because I have already begun to look at the world in a new and different way. I find myself searching for the beauty in things more than I ever have before and I can thank SCAD for that.