For project 1b, titled “Time Map: Transformations of Time”, we were told to create a
With some stops on the way, I kept the name tags from Starbucks drinks I ordered at the beginning of the walk versus the end of the walk. These can be seen on the piece with the beginning one being in the first row and the end one being in the third row. Another addition to this project was a photo a friend sent me while I was on this walk. The photo was taken on Brooklyn Bridge of a sign saying “YES LOVE❤️NO LOCKS FINE $1OO”. I thought this was interesting to add to my work because in today’s society, it is seen normal for one to attend to their phone when they are walking. Even though I restricted myself from using my phone due to my surroundings, receiving this image reminded me of this fact, but it also interested me because while I was taking photographs of my own observations, she was taking photographs of hers.
The whole form of the piece is inspired by the ‘grid like’ structure of New York City. The photo of the trash consuming two blocks was done deliberately to emphasise how noticeable it was to me, especially coming from a place that did not have similar habits.