I chose this Discarded Items project to make use of my surroundings and to create a way for myself and others to appreciate the things we see every day in a new sense. For example, the trash lying on Beijing streets, which can be used in artistic ways and be seen as something of value instead of a discarded item. When an audience looks at my final product, I hope they feel respect towards it, as I hope it will be a creative way of viewing items such as the trash on the ground. I will try to do this by using stylistic features such as different uses of color, contrast, lighting, etc. Of course, as these are pictures of garbage on the ground, the image might not be as pleasing to the eye, but similar to the artists I am analyzing, I hope to find a creative way to portray these subjects.