This project was challenging because we had to work in groups. I got put in a group with Beau who was already my friend and Enrique who was very pleasant and easy to get along with. We all collaborated and came up with the story about a soldier who goes off to war and his lover Jill who writes him letters. The first picture is describing Jack on the left and Jill on the right. The next picture has Jack going to war with Jill’s letter in his pocket. The next picture shows an oil rig which is what the war is over, the next picture shows an explosion and the question mark on his backpack means we don’t know if he is dead or alive, and in his pocket is Jill’s letter. The next picture is jack dead in a puddle of blood holding Jill’s letter, and the last picture shows the american flag at half mass and the letterhead no longer has color in it, the color has transferred to Jill’s heart which is now broken and dead. This is our take on the simple nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.
During our critique we got lots of positive feedback. Everyone though that the pictures being placed like they were on a hill was very clever and worked for us. They also thought our story was very in depth and well thought out. The only thing that was really questioned was the amount of red used and whether or not it was distributed equally on the left side and the right side. The class was split half and half. The last picture was also questioned. Many students in the class liked the last picture, however the teacher found the last picture somewhat blunt and too obvious. The heart was her least favorite part however when asked what else we could have done, nobody else had any suggestions so it was left up in the air whether or not we should have done what we did for the last picture. Overall I think we worked very well together as a team and came up with a great idea that led to a cool piece of artwork.