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Exploration of Compositions

So, I have decided to proceed on Humpty Dumpty for this project.

I had brainstorming moments with the images that the class shared in Dropbox. I also looked for my own images and mix and match wherever it looks suitable. With the images, I tried to think simple and play around with the positions to try and avoid symmetry. However, I still think those in symmetry looks the best.

The composition images below will be divided into its different lines from the verse.

(Some of the compositions had to be shared in one frame due to exceeding limit of image size for upload.)


“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall”


“Humpty Dumpty had a great fall”


“All the King’s horses and all the King’s men”


“Couldn’t put Humpty back together again”

In conclusion, I tend to go for minimalism in the compositions, and I liked the repetition being included in the compositions for Line 3. These compositions are experimented on but sadly, not chosen for the final composition.

Mary had a little Lamb

“Mary had a little Lamb”

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned him out,
But still he lingered near,
And waited patiently about
Till Mary did appear.

“What makes the lamb love Mary so?”
The eager children cried.
“Oh, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”
The teacher then replied.

When the assignment was given, for a second, I don’t really remember any nursery rhymes only until it was played in class. At first I thought it was really just sourcing for images that has die-die got to do with the rhyme but then I realised we can go out of the box. And I think the most interesting image I had was the Gargoyle. (hahahahahaha blame the lecture of Art History.)

These are the photos that was edited so far, and saved in Dropbox.

*still in the mode of searching for more interesting images to edit*


P/S: these images are sourced from googling Old Engraving (of insert word), Vintage (insert word), or mainly (insert what you want to find). I don’t really have the original website with me…..but I’ll put it up the next time!