For this assignment we had to find a commercial map and do whatever we wanted with it. WHATEVER. I used a Savannah map and cut the edges like fringe and write random letter and number on it. I cut out some blocks and stick them randomly around the map. I also had some glue with a little bit of glitter and charcoal.
My plan A was to create a 3-D face. I wanted to make a woman crying with the flag of my country on her mouth with the words “Welcome to Venezuela…” representing the lack of freedom of expression in my country. For the background (behind the woman’s face), I wanted to paint, with acrylic, a puddle of blood representing the insecurity. The hair of the woman would have been the fringe of the map and the rest of the face the whole map. However, I did not find a way to create a 3-D face and I give up quickly. I regret not trying harder to find a way of doing the 3-D face because the day before the critique, the president of my country, Hugo Chavez Frias, died. It is not that I feel happy, but I feel relieved that he would not be in charge of Venezuela anymore. So, however, It would have been the perfect timing.
My plan B was a purse. I am an undecided major so I am trying to find out what I really would love to do for the rest of my life. I try to do different things in every assignment, use different media, materials, topic, and others so I can go through a lot of different majors and figure out them. Nonetheless, accessory design seems very interesting to me and so, I did a purse.
I did a rough sketch of how would the purse look like:
I did the purse with cardboard, black acrylic paint, gold painted paper, A LOT OF SUPER GLUE, and the map.
Here is a picture of me while working on the purse:
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the final design.
What was funny about this assignment is that I fell of my bike on my way to go to class and I was holding my project while riding my bike. I was holding my project with my right hand, and under my right arm I had a cup filled up with juice. I was riding my bike on the sidewalk with my left hand. I have done it before, so I was doing good so far. However, I never use belts, and I needed to pull up my pants, so I decided to use my left hand (the one I was using to ride my bike) to pull up my pants. It is worth noting, that I was in motion during all this. It was time for me to take a right and get off the sidewalk but I was still pulling my pants up, so when I grab the handlebar, I did a really tight turn and my front wheel got stuck in a crack and there it was. I fell. I saw that my middle finger was bleeding and then I turn around and see that my project was on the floor all cover on juice and some parts around it. Honestly, I wanted to cry but I was so embarrassed and I did not want the people to see me crying but when I saw my project I got so mad that I had to cry. I nice woman gave me a ride to Anderson. SO, I got late to class, soaking wet in juice and with my project a little bit messed up with some blood on it.
After all I learned while doing my assignment, I also learned that I am not wonder woman.
I hope you enjoyed this post!