Making this book as our final project in Reggie's
Primitive to Modern was more fun and came out way better
than I initially thought it would. Because the goal was
to get as much of this complete during our time together
this was a highly structured exercise, yet within the
structure there was a lot of room for creative
expression so everyone's book turned out quite
different. We also had tremendous fun as a group sharing
our creative experiences.
I wanted to present a
visual expression of what the given phrase "the human
heart is a theater of longing" was saying to me and was
surprised by the depth of meaning that came out in using
the format and materials available for this exercise.
The format of this book allowed me an opportunity to
conceal as well as reveal the visual imagery and words,
pauses the viewer as each image and word are revealed
thereby allowing the viewer to participate in the drama
and to experience what is being said along with me.
The materials used, whether paper or transparency,
treated with a coating or not, with it's colors and
lines and the shaping of them allowed me to convey to
the viewer curtains, water, moods, and more bringing the
viewer inside the theatrical production surrounding the
Without anymore ado, enjoy the video.