For my final visual assignment of the week, I decided to create a collage that depicted me in collage form. The collage has a variety of pictures on it – from me being in Disney, to my friends, to my family, to baseball and basketball, to a meme, the collage makes up all of the different aspects in and around my life that I find to be important to me.
For my five frame story, I depicted one of the great NBA storylines from the ’80s – Julius Erving. Also known as Doctor J, he was a huge part of the Philadelphia 76ers team that were repeatedly in the NBA playoffs, but were snubbed through Playoff, and Finals appearances. Finally, after years of hardwork, Doctor J got his championship with the 76ers in 1983 – I depicted his journey with my five photo collage. The photos span from 1980, through 1983.
For my second, and this time, 80’s themed assignment, of week 4 I completed the “Redoing the Past Pose” assignment. I used a picture of one of my favorite basketball players from the 80’s, and one of the greatest players of all time – Larry Bird. I recreated his iconic jumpshot as a tribute to how great he was at the game that I love.
For my first visual assignment of week four, I’ve decided to use a funny graphic that I made for our men’s basketball team. From the movie, “Wild Wild West,” and it’s posters, I photoshopped the faces of our assistant coaches for the men’s basketball team in as the faces of the two main characters on the movie poster. I created this graphic just before our team went on a road trip to the west coast – as such, they were going to the “wild wild west.”
For one of my two assignments that relate to our class theme, that being the 80’s, I decided to create a charity logo. The charity’s acronym is USAH, which stands for the United States against H.I.V., and they have a catchphrase which is, “It’s Us Against H.I.V.
The decision for the charity was relatively simple – I’m no history buff, but I know that the H.I.V. and AIDS epidemic began in the ’80s. It was a huge problem as both illnesses were not very well researched, and the public did not know much about either of them. As such, a charity such as this would have been an integral part of that time period and in the overall research into what was a huge problem during those times.
I connected my second assignment to this as well – I created a haiku based on these troublesome times.
Though much is unknown,
Epidemics Can Be Stopped.
Peer at history.
The haiku is one that denotes hope for humankind through the raging epidemic at the time. It attempts to instill some hope onto it’s readers by reminding them that humankind has survived awful epidemics in the past, and can continue to persevere through this one and the future.