Assignment 3 – Preparation & notes

We were asked to identify an example of re-appropriation within visual communication.  I chose to look at the work of visual artist (painter/sculptor) Kehinde Wiley. His work really resonated me the first time I saw it in Paris at Musee d'Orsay's "Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day"… Continue reading Assignment 3 – Preparation & notes


Project 4 – Place and time

Notes: The Global Village Marshall McLuhan coined the term "global village" in 1964, with reference to the way media and electronic communication connected people across time and geography. This sense of interconnectedness is far more pronounced today with the development of the Internet, mobile technologies, etc. Notion of "one" global village has been been both… Continue reading Project 4 – Place and time

Introduction to Visual Communications

Notes and initial reflection on Part Three - Visual Communications:  In 2013-14, I completed a certificate in Visual Communications at École Supérieur des Arts Modernes (ESAM). I was hoping to come away with a solid set of graphic design skills. Unfortunately, the course wasn't mature or thorough enough to afford me mastery in that domaine,… Continue reading Introduction to Visual Communications

Project 1: The craft of writing

Exercise 2: Twenty-four hours of text I compiled a list of everything I've read, written, seen or heard over the last 24 hours. So, what makes writing art? I brainstormed this, too, and ended up with far more questions than answers. Feeling stuck and as advised, I ended up referring to my notes from Part… Continue reading Project 1: The craft of writing