Hello Everyone! So in this post, I am basically addressing a few of the questions presented by my professors concerning my class’s recent peer to peer portraits we created as a whole! Anyways…In the beginning, my partner and I decided that we were going to incorporate the found poems we made for each other into our final projects and sketched ideation drawings. By the time I had everything planned out, my partner changed her mind, decided she only wanted to include basic information instead, and that the found poetry was too complex; so I scrapped my initial ideas accordingly to suit her needs as well, only for her to (on our presentation day) change her mind and revert back to the initial idea. Therefore, with my work differing… it made our collaboration seem disconnected.
I really admired the authentic and intimate quality of Leo and Grace’s video portrait- living, moving portraits are so touching compared to a stale, painted, solitary portrait. I wish we had more videos like Grace and Leo’s. Honestly, I do think that I could have made my life simpler if I would have layered my eight pieces of 18″x 24″ instead of going overboard and trying to expend myself beyond what is necessary, (like with the plotter printing for instance). Ironically, I actually enjoyed my use of text- it’s quite playful. All in all though, I believe that my partner and I represented each other well despite the lack of communication. A learning experience.