I am a Hong Konger Grade 8 Art Showcase

Grade 8 Art Fair Showcase


Title One View
Artist Mike Zhu, Sungwoo Jung, Anthony Kim
Media Water Color, Acrylic, Color Pencils, and GarageBand
Artist Statement We wanted to show the audience Hong Kong, based on our poem. We included scenes like the ferry, the MTR, buildings, mountains, etc. We decided to use different tools to color because we wanted to give contrast, so the audience could focus on a certain part of the picture. We printed out images of the main thing for one part to emphasize what each part resembles. There is a contrast leading to the Hong Kong map, and the map resembles independence and influence by China. The contrasting lines represent the British and Chinese influence. Overall our intention was to show different views in one artwork.
Here’s what we got from you:

English/Arts IDU Crit C and D Reflection Form 2019





Sungwoo Jung


How well did you communicate your experience as a Hong Konger? *
We started out with the idea of our poems. Pulling out the elements of the poem, we created an artwork that reflected all of Hong Kong. Although it didn’t really have a certain purpose of having a specific viewpoint, it did present a lot of diverse places in Hong Kong. For example, my place in Hong Kong was the MTR, while the rest of the group members chose places such as the Hong Kong Ferry. We focused on total of 8 places. The MTR, the ferry, the streets, the trees, the beach, the city view, people busy, and mountains. In the middle, we placed a map of Hong Kong to represent the two influences in Hong Kong, the British Influence and the Chinese Influence, and in the 8 slots, we wanted to show the beauty of Hong Kong. Our goal was to show the viewer, our unique view of Hong Kong.

How would you describe your personal success as an interdisciplinary learner? *
We used many collaboration skills during the project, and we were able to learn many skills, we tried our best to show everything we learned in one artwork. At the beginning of the project, our idea was pretty vague, but as we progressed the idea became solid throughout many combinations and opinions. We were able to create a decent product. Also, at the beginning, we had trouble communicating as we were unsure of how our work would turn out., and to solve this we tried our best to express all our ideas we had and the result was a solid artwork.

How would you describe benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples. *
We were able to combine what we learned throughout the three fine art units and use them to create 1 artwork. It was very interesting how we were able to create what we desired and had no limits. As our project used a lot of art elements, we used different artistic elements, sketching etc. Our group managed to create a MIDI track of a piano that we learned in art. We managed to pull it off easily as we had a good background knowledge that we earned from the past units.

What were the limitations of the interdisciplinary unit? Give specific examples… *
One of the limitations of this unit was that there was no standard so we didn’t know whether our work was good. We mostly relied on feedback from the other groups, and tried our best. Furthermore, our group lacked a lot of materials/resources compared to our imagination and it was difficult to create ideas. At first we had a idea of creating a time lapse video but it was turned down as we weren’t sure if it was the best artwork we could create, while we also thought of creating something colourful out of miniature photos of Hong Kong, it was also marked off the list as it was too hard of a work and we weren’t sure if we had the right materials and time. Our work was based on musical and visual elements and I feel like our group had tried our best to deliver a perspective of Hong Kong.

Grade yourself using the IDU Specifications. Easy if you have followed the above instructions!
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.

Self assess using the Crit. C rubric (question 1) *

Self assess using the Crit. D rubric (Question 2-4) *

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