Time Archive Grid
Book Brainstorming Ideas
- I made a book telling the story of my transition from my hometown of Atlanta to New York City. It uses transparent overlaid images to show time passing or comparison with life in Atlanta.
- The purpose of this book is to tell a story in an unconventional way. It shows a personal transition through direct comparison (i.e. an image of my house in Atlanta overlaid with my dorm room bed) and depiction of time passing (i.e. a plane ticket overlaid with the view out the plane window). I show the original overlaid images on one page, and then on the facing page I have the two images separated and placed at a diagonal, overlaid with transparent colored rectangles places at an opposing diagonal. By keeping the two-page spread focusing on one set of connected images, it gives the reader a chance to really absorb the information one step at a time, without being distracted by what’s coming next. This relates to what we have learned because it shows a clear progression of images and thought into how it will be perceived by the viewer. The overlaid images create a conflict between figure and ground, and repetition of the images on the facing page creates connection and continuity.
- I could see this book continuing through my years in New York and showing more comparisons as I experience more things and feel time pass in different ways. It could also lead to further reflection on what I am experiencing here and how it could connect to what I experienced in Atlanta, either as a comparison or contrast.