For this project we had to get a map of anything and do everything we could to destroy it. Burn it, rip it, soak it, ect. However everything we did to the map had to mean something to us. I went out and got my map and started doing everything I could to ruin it, and had a great deal of fun while i was it, but I eventually got to the point where I lost my direction. By this point, we had been given part 2 which was to turn our destroyed map into a work of art. Looking at my map (if you could still call it that) I felt like I needed to start over. I got a new map, stained it to look aged and tried to make a super complex origami dragon. This however, did not go well. The design called for reference line after reference line and eventually I just got lost, unable to differentiate reference lines from lines on the map. I then moved on to a new idea and a new map where I shredded it into pieces and then tried to put it back together making an image. I quickly found that I simply didn’t have a map colorful enough for the idea I had in mind. Frustrated at this point I began doodling little cartoon guys to convey my feelings.
I drew this guy and figured I could do some sort of 3′D thing with the map, showing him eating the map and then it spewing into pieces out of his head. I glued down a piece of the map in his hand and decided that I didn’t particularly enjoy the 3-D and just left it out. This is what I ended up with:
The lighting in this picture washes out the colors of the map, but I had them with red at the bottom, going to orange then green then blue, using the natural colors of the map. The class seemed to enjoy my work and its simplicity. I had a lot of fun doing this project even though it took me much longer than I felt it should have with me continuously restarting.