The purpose of the Conceptual project was to answer the question "How can I use unconventional forms to express myself?" in poetry, music, art, and web production. It incorporated my own creative thinking in each assignment and made me exercise my mind to think outside of the box.
In English, we read several poems, learned poetic terms, and wrote many different forms of poetry. These forms of poetry included: an ekphrastic poem in response to a piece of art from the De Young's Museum, a spoken-word poem, and a poem using an abstract conceptual statement. As an Honors student, I had to also research the poet John Ashbery and analyze his poem "The Thrill of a Romance." In Design, we learned the basic foundations of art, photography, and digital media through Photoshop. Using the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, we created a conceptual piece of art based on the same conceptual statement from English. In Web Audio, we created the following website using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Pro Tools to feature each of the components of the Conceptual Project. We created a Photo Haiku video using Adobe Flash CC, stylized poem photos using Adobe Photoshop CC, and audio poem performances using Pro Tools. Then, we created our own conceptual music and displayed the conceptual art from Design.
As you scroll through my website, you will be involved in the outcome of these small assignments. Through the Conceptual Unit, I learned to take risks artistically and stylistically to communicate a deeper meaning in my work. I learned to use different tools in technology to my advantage to strengthen my writing, design, and web skills. I hope these multimedia presentations I have created show the effort I put into this unit and demonstrate my understanding of content academically and technically.