ORIGINAL ART PIECE
In this art piece I wanted to draw personal connection to my poem and my own identity. I planned to have three sections in my piece, one for each of the places I could call “home”. (Shanghai, Boston, and Hong Kong).
However initially, I planned for each section of the art piece to be drawn. Instead of what I have now, which is a photo collage.
But I changed my plan half way through because I didn’t like the direction this art piece was taking. My original piece felt too flat. It didn’t have the emotion I wanted it to.
FINAL ART PIECE
So I changed my plan and decided on a photo collage instead. This decision was made so I could have more of a personal connection and portray a more confused/frantic emotion I was going for.
Each of the three photo collages has important buildings/things from my life in that place, and each have a color scheme that I associate with the feeling of each place. This makes my final piece much more personal.
I also have words in the background (“我是谁”>> who am I, and “DON’T BELONG”) this portrays the confusion I had/have about my own identity. “who am I” for Shanghai because it’s a place I should feel like I belong in, but I don’t. “DON’T BELONG” for Boston because it’s a place that makes me feel like belong in, but I do feel that I belong there more. And both the phrases for Hong Kong section because it’s a place that is a blend of cultures, a place where maybe I should belong, but instead I feel the more foreign in.
CONNECTION TO POEM
My poem has three stanzas, one for each of the places I could call home (Shanghai, Boston, and Hong Kong), in my art piece I got photos that remind me of each of the places.
My art piece has the same theme of belonging/identity and the same personal connection that my english poem has.
I also tried to portray the same feeling from my poem, confused, isolated, bittersweet, reflective, however I think because of the brighter colors, the isolated/bittersweet feeling wasn’t present in my art piece.
My poem also has two extended metaphors that I didn’t include in my art piece.
And finally, I added sections of my poem that I felt were most important in my art piece.
I also initially had footage of a time-lapse of me drawing except it was of the old art piece and when I restarted I forgot to film. So I gave up on the idea of making a video.
REFLECTION OF CRT C/D (copied from google form)
|Communication of the interdisciplinary theme.|
|Personal success as a interdisciplinary learner.|
|Benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.|
|Limitations of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.|