Finally today is the day of our Assignment 2 Critique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Time passes really fast, at first I just met my classmate, then I was introduced to line project 1 then now I’m presenting my Project 2 and later I would be introuduced to project 3! OH MY GWAD!!! SO FAST 🙁 Really sad to leave this class:( Such wonderful People.
OI back to topic lah! anyway my final decided quotes are:
- The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us,
They are the wound we give ourselves when we hurt other people –Edward Scissorhand, 1990
- Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember –Spirited Away,2001
- You cut yourself off from all sorts of experiences because you tell yourself you are
‘not that sort of person”, But, I’m not. How do you know? You’ve done nothing, been nowhere.
How do you have the faintest idea what kind of person you are? –Me Before You, JoJo Moyes, 2016
- But if there’s love, dear…. those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.
All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be alright…bye bye .–Mrs Doubtfire, 1993
For my compositions I wanted to try different style for each composition, some uses silhouette, some uses illustration, some uses greyscale and some uses images and photographs.
And My Compositions Are:
This story behind this quote I’ve said it before so i’m repeating again:) To me this quotes reflects to the relationship I have with my mom. Growing up I believe everyone been through many quarrels with their family members. If you say no, I don’t believe. haha,.. Anyway yes, I’ve quarrel with my mom countless time, when we quarrel, I always felt im the one being blame, being misunderstood and hurt by her and that I’m always wrong, But when I calm down, I always feel really sorry and guilty for the words I’ve said to her. Regretting each and every words I’ve said to hurt her. Feeling so hurt in my heart for causing this quarrel and hurting my love one. And this is where this composition comes about.
The white hair on the left symbolizes my mother, and the one on the left symbolizes me. The reason why is a mirror image is because many many people say we look really really alike like ang gu kueh mold out. Adding on, the sword piercing through my mouth to her meaning that when we quarrel not only I’ve hurt her, But after we quarrel the pain and sorry I got after I regret is more than the hurt I’ve cause her. The constant regret and pain I felt and guiltiness that filled me. Reason why there is only blood from my mouth is because of the greater pain I suffer after we’ve quarrel. And words on my mother’s body showing the idea of once said never taken back so it’s on body and not clothing because it can never changes and would always be reminded that I’ve one said these words to hurt her.
This is the same design I printed on my tote bag. Family time is always a very precious time for me. Especially things that could bind us together means even more. The old chinese film is the thing that could bind us together as a family, without electronic devices or doing work or anything else. Everyone just sit together and simple laugh as we watch these movies. The puzzle design meaning that combing these films and pieces of the family on the background together would eventually form a full complete puzzle. And the reason I decided to print this on my tote bag is because firstly I spend alot time on this and only had this on composition on the tote bag printing week. Secondly, this is still happening in my family, we are still watching these movies now and then for our family time.
I’m the kind of person that always tell myself I can’t do this, I can’t do that, but infact I’ve never step out of my comfort zone and tried things before. For example, I’ve always scare of water, Sports like snorkeling or diving is an absolutely NO in my dictionary. But my sister is always the one behind my back pushing me out of my comfort zone, telling me you never try you would never know and last last year I’ve finally tried snorkeling and to be honest! I really love it, it is scary for me yes, But I would definitely do it again:) So this composition shows my sister(one the right) stepping on the palm or my parents pushing me(one the left) breaking free out of my comfort zone with is symbolize by the line drawn out from baby inside womb. And me sited on the swing with the hands holding onto the strings meaning the words my sister always tells me, No matter how scary that thing is just remember we’re always here holding and rooting for you. So just try..:)
The meaning behind this composition is trying to say many times in life, we do alot of things and we would go “I don’t remember leh, But I think I got do before” or “I’m pretty sure I got do before” So this quote to me is to constantly remind me that I have to spend time and do family activities with my family. Because of work, my family didn’t have much time and money to travel together. And because I was young, I have no idea how to organized one. Now gown up we finally are able to travel together for the very first time last year. And to me, I would want to do many of such activities together. The activities on the brain in the composition are the things I want to do as a family, things like travelling, movies, picnic, chalet, sports or having seafood. Even if we can’t remember we did that before I believe we would still have a little memory about it. Just like the lighter part and eraser dust on the composition even is one day these memories are erase or we cant remember it, we would still leave a trace or mark in our brains just like when we erase things off paper, we can’t completely erase it clean.
Problem I Faced:
Throughout this project, the first problem I faced was how to link the quotes to myself. I could say I love this quote that quote, But even I myself wonder why I actually like this quote. Secondly, would be finding the right images. When you gave a idea or composition in mind, it’s hard to find the right high resolution image to craft out the picture you had in mind. As well as the adjusting it to black and white. Some image would turn out too dark and some would details non show and you have to match it with the other image in your composition:( I didn’t have much problem with my silk screening process except for the fact that washing takes a long time:)
Feedback I receive from Joy on Critique Day:)
- Could have something to link the four compositions together.
- The composition for “Me before You” could use real hands to show the character identity and age of the person. Parents hand could be slightly older and different between mom and dad hand.
- Small details could link the four compositions together. Eg, in “Spirited Away” have activities like film and on “Mrs Doubtfire” we can find film being shown as a subject:)