Month: February 2018

Sky Ladder

Sky Ladder is an art documentary about the Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang. He is one of the many examples of artists in the world who create unfamiliar styles or artwork. I learned that the art you create doesn’t necessarily need to follow the generic designs people assume, but rather, it could be anything. A topic brought up in the documentary was that Cai Guo-Qiang rather “rebelled” against his father. His artwork was contrasting to his father’s traditional paintings; instead, he had a modern style of art by creating explosions on his piece. Whenever these rebellious against normality type of situations occur, I think artists should just be able to create pieces without any limitations and call it their artwork. The most important takeaway from watching is documentary is make a real-life form of what you imagine and create if without any restrictions.

Valentines Card

This card is for my best friend who moved away. She is special to me because we’ve been friends for 6 years and we always have the best of times together. I chose the phrase “sending my love to you” because she no longer lives in Beijing, and I’m sending her a message. To design this card, I used symmetry when placing the objects to create a clean and simple look. To make it more interesting, while still maintaining the simplicity feel, I used the rule of three structure to place the scattered hearts.

 

3 Secrets Ari and Dante Discovered about the Universe

#1: “Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer morning could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder” (261). The author uses a simile to compare the pain to a sudden storm; portraying that feelings are unpredictable and can come unexpectedly. Even the good days can turn into bad ones when pain exists.

 

#2: Ever since the accident which occurs towards the climax of the novel, the inseparable duo, Ari, and Dante, has a small fall out. Ari struggles with self-doubt, constantly feeling confused about what he wants. Ari’s mother senses his internal conflicts arise, and said to him that  “‘you’re fighting their own private wars’” (170).

 

#3: Ari and Dante went through a process of discovering something about themselves they never knew was hidden. They looked at the darker and lighter sides of being alive, which helped them become an individual. Together, Ari and Dante discovered the secrets of the universe.

 

PS Media Testing #5 inception effect

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