The purpose of this Conceptual Project was to take our concept statement(s) and create something out of it. The works that we created are intended to convey a message, one that is equally important or more important than the piece of work itself. In each of our classes, we got a concept statement and needed to think of a metaphor that expressed what we wanted to say. In English, that metaphor led to poetry. In Design, that metaphor led to a photograph. I used the works created in English and Design to create this website, which features all the works from this Conceptual Project. For English, I wrote a free verse poem, a spoken word poem, and a poem written in response to a piece of art I saw at the SF MOMA. For Design, I took my concept statement to come up with a metaphor in order to find a subject to take pictures of and edit. Through this project, I learned how to use Photoshop to select things, make shapes, and create things on different layers. I also learned about poetry, and how to use rhyme, lineation, enjambment, and other methods to create a well-versed poem. I also used Dreamweaver for the first time, where I learned how to create this website. I really enjoyed getting to learn how to use new programs and tools, as well as creating the poems and getting to record them in my own voice.
For my expository essay, the assignment was to find a passion and write about it. I chose to write about one of my own passions. I have a few passions such as music and theater, but I chose to write about a passion that others might not understand as much. I wanted to explain to my audience what it’s like to have my passion. My inspiration came from my strong desire of writing, as well as of organizing, to create something that implemented both.