Intermedia Studio Critique I

Original Presentation: Tuesday, 09.07.16

Image Revision Date: 12.11.16

Pecha Kucha Presentation

Images and Narratives in a Thumbnail Gallery

Revised Images: III, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XVII, XIX, XX

 

Intermedia Studio Critique I

Original Presentation: Tuesday, 09.07.16

Image Revision Date: 12.11.16

Pecha Kucha Presentation

Images and Narratives in a Thumbnail Gallery

Revised Images: III, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XVII, XIX, XX

 

Image III

Image III changed from the yellow and blue image to the rainbow toned image. The new image more true to the nostalgic feel of the text. It is a soft rainbow hued depiction of the Montgomery skyline. The flower floating near the bottom was originally intended to be cotton, but I wasn’t quite capable of painting it with such liquidy color. The cotton grows everywhere around Montgomery and so it has a nostalgic quality despite some of its negative connotations. It was never more than a common plant in my world but the visual memory remains quite strong. The rainbow image suits the text. Like many young girls, I had a music box that played that song and my grandmother used to sing it.

 

Image IX

The old image is one of my least favorite. It is simply purple on white with no aesthetic or symbolic value. Also, I hate purple. There is too much of it in this presentation. The new image is one of my favorite images, but it may be too bright and sparkly to really embody triumph. I will need to live with it a while and think about it.

 

Image X

I don’t know why I hated this image, but I did. I suppose it was simply because I had high hopes for it but was too tired and frustrated to get the look I was aiming for. The new image is much softer and resembles glowing neurons in the brain. It has a sense of tranquility the previous image lacked.

 

Image XI

The previous image was a dud. The symbolism was strong. The powerful black box over the purple was meant to be unyielding, but imprecision ruined the image. While I like the new spiral galaxy, I am not quite sure it expresses courage. I almost want to use it for image XII but I love the space shuttle so much.

 

Image XII

Most of these images are quite abstract so it may be distracting to put this obviously recognizable symbol into the lineup. It is just such a fun section of the presentation. It breaks away from serious literature and into the realm of play and exploration, which is a really important part of my identity. This space ship is also deeply symbolic to me. It is something I loved, the way I loved dinosaurs. I was such a cliché nerd. Space and books and dinosaurs, dreams of faraway lands. I am a character in my own life.

 

Image XIII

I went less abstract with the space shuttle but more abstract with this. It went from stylized sun to this soft lightning rain. It seems to hold the same basic theme of light in the dark, but is more subtle and evocative.

 

 Image XVII

This image used to be XII but I moved it to XVII. I am still not fully satisfied. The text in XVII quotes Vonnegut and Solzhenitsyn. These two authors fit together well in this context but I get very different visuals that I have not quite reconciled.

 

Image XIX

This was formerly image III and replaces an image of grey stripes. The grey stripes were meant to resemble steel, but that did not work out well. This image is striking and intense and has the feel of art, which is good, since it is. It also has a yellow background which is my favorite color. It is happy and intense and it stimulates intellectual curiosity which is important to this section of narrative.

 

Image XX

The new image which resembles a nebula replaces the pink image which resembled a vagina. Enough said.