The pictures are made by people with disabilities and the profit from the pictures goes to help them. When I heard that story it made me appreciate the art works even more. The gallery’s art work didn’t even look it was made by anyone who had disabilities. I command the art institute for their effort in help those who are disabled.
However, there was one main problems with the project. After the completion of the project, after showing the catadores a different world, they still had to go back to the very same place they are trying to avoid. Psychologically it can have an effect on the worker knowing that there is a different world that is “better” but they are still unable to have that “world”. Even though most of the workers that Vik worked with improved their lives after the project, the consequence of showing them a different world or taking them out of their place is not well though out. Muniz and his team didn’t have the best plant on how that would effect the workers and didn’t guarantee them a better life. In that aspect I agree with Muniz’s wife who questioned the outcome and the consequences of the project.
At the end of the documentary I can see how art can allow one to visit a world that its not part of. A world that is foreigner, perhaps a better world or a troubled world like the catadores but it is filled with strength and love. Art changed the lives of the catadores. It showed them the very thing society looks down on and hated, had more beauty and power any of them realized. The portraits of them which was made from the garbage they collected had the power to help them turn their lives around.
Graphic and Animal Project
All of the people in my group thought the distinctive unifying formal qualities in my antonym project are the shapes, and value. They pointed out that the shapes and value for both words give it quality of form and meanings. For the word strong they said the darkness of the abstract conveys strength and in the real life object they said the shadows and light on the folds correlate to the spaces in between the circular shapes on the abstract piece.
The two contrast words I am working with are strong and week. To get a broader meanings of these two words I looked for different synonyms for each word. For some reason I came up with more synonyms for strong than weak. I had a long list of synonym words that described each word. From the list I choose to work with few that stood out, words that would allow me to create a visual. For strong those words are: darker, bigger, solid, stiff, rigid, close-together, and tight. For the word weak the words are: light, smooth, floating, liquid, soft and flexible. These list of words influenced the thumbnails I drew for the word strong and weak. In total I drew 100 thumbnails using different medias and patterns.
What marks define each term & why?
What media & how it is used?
Which composition defines each term best?
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