For our second exploration we were given flat black squares to represent the words:
Before I began the assignment I went to Dictionary.com and got relevant definitions for the words.
Order: an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate
Synonyms: aligning, classification, categorization
Increase: to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to
Synonyms: escalation, elaboration, expansion, multiplication, optimization, swell
Bold: not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring
Synonyms: forward, adventurous, assuming, resolute, undaunted, valiant
Congested: to fill to excess; overcrowded or overburdened; clog
Synonyms: choked, closed, crammed, gridlocked, mobbed, obstructed, packed, teeming
Playful: full of fun; sportive, frolicsome
Synonyms: cheerful, comical, elvish, gamesome, impish, joyous, jaunty, mischievous, spirited, prankish, vivacious, whimsical
Tension; the state or act of being stretched or strained; the force producing deformation
Synonyms: balance, constriction, force, pressure, rigidity, stiffness, strain, tautness, tersity
From these definitions I created thumbnails to decide which ones I would enlarge with india ink.
The first is Order where I chose to show order through different shape squares are all in their proper place.
The next is Increase where I really attached the word swell to the definition so I attempted to show wave-like swelling with the squares
The next is Bold where instead of going big to show bold I looked at it as the idea of standing out from the crowd.
The next is Congested where following the definition reminded me of part of the drive I take to get to get to Georgia from from Virginia where four lanes go to one. this is my interpretation of what the planners wanted to happen.
The next is Playful where the idea of children playing came to mind. And one thought more so where my friend and I when we were little would jump on his parents water bed.
The last is Tension in this one I thought of a rubber band and and bridge, and I’m not really sure why but this is what came from it!