ME RECIPE

    ME     +     SETTING    = FOOD!!!


MY 4 COURSE MEAL @ADM

  • SOUP (CAMPBELL SOUP)
  • APPETISER (CHIPS)
  • ENTREE (INSTANT NOODLE)
  • DESSERT ( MICROWAVE PANCAKE MIX)

First thing that came to mind was food. Yes, again with food. I just can’t stop thinking about food. Since my first semester in ADM was spent mostly eating and snacking (my thighs and belly expanded twice its size), I thought why not just sum up my first semester here with a project centred around food. (actually I just wanted to draw more food). Hence, I decided to sum my first semester here into 4 stages: Orientation (ADM CAMP which also meant making new friends and a new environment), Problems and worries which arises as work begins to pile, Deadlines and lastly, meeting a group of friends I love.


Due to the hectic school life in ADM, where I have to rush between lessons and to meet the deadlines, my 4 course meal is now largely replaced by instant food. Hence, the choice of working with food packaging. A plus point is that it sets a boundary for me to work within when composing the visual and it enables me to pick the colour with greater ease. Regardless!!!! “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”- George Bernard Shaw. I seek solace in food for it is able to comfort me no m. There’s always food in my mouth, I feel contented when I have something to munch on.


In ME RECIPE,

ME is represented with an ingredient,

SETTING is represented with a kitchen scene which involves the utensils  ( I wanted to make the sharp objects a recurring image in the second column of all four equations so that there is a consistency )

and lastly, the OUTCOME (FOOD!!!) is represented by a food packaging where the words are altered to fit the context.

Medium: colour pencil? callus pencil OMG NOT KIDDING IT GAVE ME CALLUSES & water colour (I DIED)


S  O  U  P

campbell

ME MAKING NEW FRIENDS IN NEW ENV. =A PASSIVE & HELD BACK ME 

My first step in ADM was to make new friends but I suck at making friends and isn’t comfortable too around new people. As I’m unsure about how other sees me and is too afraid that they may not be accepting of my weird behaviours and little habits, I will contain myself in front of new people and would take some time before I get comfortable and show my true gross side.

To suggest this sense of unease and discomfort in a foreign environment, I chose blue to be the dominating colour in this equation as blue is often associated with rather mellow feelings, and to can help depict a sterile environment.

In the second composition, I adopted a monochromatic blue palette. The hint of red was included as red is often associated with impending danger which evokes a sense of discomfort and anxiety. The inclusion of the measuring units was to show how I am pretty concern about how people look at or “measure” me initially.

campbell-package-low-res

For the outcome, I replaced Campbell with Camp不要 as I kind of dislike camps as I am “forced” to make friends. Likewise, when I get close to people, I tend to get too comfortable such that I would whine like a prune and lay on any flat surface available and this isn’t a pleasant side which many would be accepting of. Hence, I decided to include some DON’Ts to suggest how I hold myself back as I am afraid that people would not be able to accept my weird behaviours.

 

A  P  P  E  T  I  S  E  R

laze

  ME      PROBLEMS/WORRIES     OPTIMISTIC ME (or rather lazy me)   

In this equation, I adopted an analogous colour palette, whereby the heavy use green was to suggest calmness and optimism. My friends say that I’m pretty optimistic but I’m just lazy to worry. It’s just so tiring to be troubled and to worry about things as they are bound to happen so we just have to deal with it and much on some chips and things would get better. And somehow this seems to be a form of optimism?

laze-chips-low-res

The outcome of the equation is an appropriation of the Lays packaging.

 

E  N  T  R  É  E

shim-ramen

  ME      DEALINES      DOOMED ME   

I think I can only work under stress as I have no sense of urgency. I love to laze around and take my own sweet time when doing work. Procrastinating is my forte.

Again, I represented myself with a ball of noodle in the first column  a pair of scissors which towers over me, where the noodle with is embedded with pencil and ruler to show how I am being laden with school work.

Lastly, the outcome is an appropriation of the Nong Shim Ramen packaging with the brand name and words being replaced with words which suggests immense stress.

ramen-low-res

DEADLINES aka Si xian siao ( direct translation )

I adopted a warm, saturated analogous palette with red being the dominant colour to create an intensity. 

D  E  S  S  E  R  T

procratination-mix

ME  FRIENDS (REDTABLECLUB)  HAPPY/COMFORTABLE/LAZY ME 

I’m really glad to have found a group of friends in ADM (RedTableClub) who I am so comfortable around. As they are accepting of my gross and annoying behaviours, I am extremely comfortable around them and at times lose control of myself. Although we all have very different personalities (hence the use of split complementary: yellow, red & blue, in my last panel to show how even though the colours are not harmonious, when we come together, there is no stark contrast or clashes), we get along well and we spend most of our time annoying each other.  

For the setting, I wanted to show how our friendship is a blend of different personalities. Hence, I touched on the association of colours with emotions, making use of different colours to represents each unique personality. Red: Angsty Alyssa. Yellow: Giggly Dawin. Green: Zen Shiau Yu. Blue: Dead and gloomy Jon. Pink: Me (I love pink)

pancake-mix-low-res

In the outcome, I changed the brand name to “COMPLETE PROCRASTINATION MIX” as when we come together, we spread our laziness and procrastinate together, talking nonsense, “Just Add Laziness”, “106 years nonsense (sum of our age), “Makes 92-97 whines (range of our birth years) hint at this too.


YAS FINALLLY DONE! STAYED UP THE WHOLE NIGHT I DIDN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE DURING PRESENTATION BUT YAY I LOVE FOOD

 

Author: JIA ZHEN

I EAT MY ART

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