Foundation 2D Project 2 – Final Rhymes Summary
Choice of final rhyme
What does the bee do? – Christina Rossetti
A Dog & a Cat Went Out Together – Anonymous
A Dog and a Cat went out together.
A dog and a cat went out together,
To see some friends just out of town;
Said the cat to the dog,
“What d’ye think of the weather?”
“I think, Ma’am, the rain will come down.”
“But don’t be alarmed,
For I’ve an umbrella
That will shelter us both,”
Said this amiable fellow.
I find this Nursery Rhyme interesting to work on
- Dog & Cat– Getting a Dog & a Cat to accept each other is a difficult task. Some Dogs see Cats as prey and Cats who never lived with Dogs will likely see them as predators and will run or become defensive aggressive. Hence, the Dog and Cat in this Nursery Rhyme explained the impossible possible.
- Accepting the unacceptable– “Interracial Marriage” came to my mind after reading through this Nursery Rhyme. “Interracial Marriage” is define as the marriage between two different racial groups.
Because, Love is blind, even if it wasn’t, it would welcome the differences that set people apart. I think it is important to mention about the relationship between the Dog and the Cat and possibly relate this in human context.
Similar to the previous poem I’m working on: “What Does the Bee Do?”
Both talks about relationship but in the different context.
For “What Does the Bee Do?” – It talks about the cohesion between families inside the beehive.
Each Bee have a role in the house hence a awesome workforce.
For “A Dog and a Cat went out together” it’s more focus on the subjects rather than as a whole.
Elaboration of composition
In the centre of the composition, it shows the eye view of a Cat and a Dog respectively. The walk out to town seems like a steep and dangerous one.
In the background, it shows a dense forest (Easy to get lost, either trap or get out alive), with scary creatures at the entrance (Evil Hands). The idea was to bring out the unease feeling of the cat and dog. – They know that the journey would be a difficult one, but they have to endure and overcome this challenge.Also, at the foreground, it shows the roots of the trees which justify the difficulty of the journey – Because walking on a path with roots is never flat.
The Cat, in on the other hand, is nervous and she feel anxiety. She wonders if the journey to town will be safe. In the composition, the Cat can be seen on 2 narrative viewpoints. On the Left, it shows the negative side of her: Questioning about the rumours she heard, worry about the problems she might face and troubled about the setback she might see. On the Right, it shows the peaceful side of the Cat as she was accompanied by the Dog.
In this composition the Dog plays the husband role, to shelter his ‘wife’ from criticism. As shown from the mouth with deadly pointed swords. The Dog took out his Courage and Bravery (Umbrella) to shelter his wife as they travel along the long stretch of ‘London Bridge’ towards town.
The last composition summaries the Happy Ending of the Cat and Dog after going through all the challenges they faced. They got married. I made use of certain elements as symbolization.
The Owl – Owls traditionally are a much respected creature in many countries across the globe. In marriage, the Owls represent status, intelligence, wealth, guardianship and protection. The couple received blessings from parents of both sides– And they live happily ever after.
Fanfare – A piece of music that the marriage ceremony must have. It’s the basis.(Why Fanfare?) Like they emerge as victory after persuading their parents.
White Rose – A symbol for true love. Also represents Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, and Spirituality. (For Wife during the First and Last day of marriage)
Red Rose – A symbol of Love and Romance
Sun & Moon – The balance of the active and passive energies that becomes harmonious. The couple receive blessing of light from the Sun God and the truth from the Moon Goddess.
The story was based on Richard Loving & Mildred Jeter who married in 1958. They are well-known because they overturned state laws in the United States that prohibited interracial marriages. The wife was only 18 when they got married. Five weeks after their wedding, they were awakened at 2am by police and arrested for being married to one another. Not only the husband was jailed for a year, they face discrimination. Of course they did not gave up, they wrote letter to the American Civil Liberties Union and after 9 years, their case was heard. – The Supreme Court decided to give in to their favour.
Moral of the story: Never lose hope. You never know what tomorrow may bring. There is always a chance to change and make things right.
Hannah Hoch – Photo Montage to combine 2 or more images together, at the same time, applying the ‘feminine’-‘Women in real life’’ feel in the artwork.
However, I feel the artwork more of surreal because of the lack of humorous element in it.
She creates amazing surreal pictures by combining ordinary elements, giving them various stories and personalities. Hopping that the meanings of the pictures are never too limited, are open in some way, each viewer can transform them into a personal aspect.
Bán creates dreamlike scenes with photo manipulation software, sometimes layering as many as one hundred individual images to create a final product.
Thank you for your attention during my presentation. Appreciated! ^^
And A BIG THANK YOU! for my supportive classmates for the Post-it® of encouragements!
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