My Studio & Seminar classes for my first year here at parsons were very interesting, I loved every bit of it, not only because of the amazing teachers I had but also because of the awesome people I was fortunate to have enjoy this class with. There were tough times, like when we actually had to make stuff in Alex’s class or when we had to do those time consuming Talking notes for every one of Mark’s classes. It was worthwhile anyway and I loved it. Thanks.
DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK
SINCE 1957, GHANA HAS BEEN RUN BY 12 DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS. STARTING OFF WITH WITH DR. H. C. KWAME NKRUMAH, WHO DIDNT ONLY SET A STANDARD IN GHANA BUT ALSO OUTSIDE IT’S BORDERS, AS HE PAVED THE WAY FOR MANY OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW.
AFTER HIM THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER LEADERS, WHO HAVE BEEN VERY SIGNIFICANT IN GHANA’S ‘UPBRINGING’-JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS, WHO LED THE FIRST COUP IN GHANA, WHICH WAS A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN THE COUNTRY’S HISTORY.
HOWEVER I FEEL OUR PRESIDENTS ARENT HONORED ENOUGH, ITS EITHER YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THEM OR NOT. I REALLY DON’T BLAME OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ENTIRELY FOR THIS, BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN NOT BE SPOON FED WITH THIS KIND OF INFORMATION ALL THE TIME. BUT I DO FEEL THAT THIS KIND OF INFORMATION COULD BE ‘STUMBLED UPON’ IF IT WAS ACTUALLY MADE NOTICEABLE IN THE COUNTRY. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW MEMORIALS FOR THESE VETERANS, AND THAT COULD BE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE KNOW VERY LITTLE OR KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE.
THAT IS WHY I CAME UP WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SERIES, TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON THESE VETERANS. THIS WORK IS NOT GOING TO BE IN JUST ONE LOCATION BUT IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT SETTINGS, FROM CITIES TO VILLAGES, ON THE STREET AND IN BUILDINGS.
Kay-D is the supposed son of Jay-Z, who grew up on the streets on NY, abandoned by his superstar dad HOVA! He’s now a wealthy and successful artist who’s thriving in his field. Designing for world renowned brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Versace as a shadow artist. His, main aim now is to let the whole world know who he really is, and let everyone know his life story and who his dad really is. Blue Ivy wasn’t first. Truth is, Kay-D doesn’t really exist.‘Kay-D’ is actually REEZ, a struggling artist, hoping to become famous one day. He’s putting up a front as Jay-Z’s son to get public attention in the hope that, that same attention would be directed to his art. Who doesn’t want to know who Jay-Z’s first son is? REEZ puts his work all over Manhattan, writing pithy messages about the world on walls and signing off by posting his branded ‘REEZ’ sticker. REEZ likes to associate himself to the world renowned artist Basquiat, because he’s his inspiration. No one knows if ‘Kay-D’ is the actual son of Jay-Z yet, when they find out the truth, REEZ’s work would have picked up already. He believes his work is going to make it, even if he doesn’t.