Ways Of Seeing: Project #1 ( Final)


It’s hard to know who you are when you realize you are right around the corner of becoming who you want to be. The question is who am I? and what do I really want to be? My name is Natali Agudelo, and I am a designer. I am just in the process of a college student, but beneath that I am an artist that started years ago. I always told myself that, “My visualization of the world equals aesthetic pleasure,”meaning that I combine my ideas and my visualization to a design. Not only do I enjoy designing, but I enjoy taking photographs of the most interesting things I see surrounding me. Most of  my photographs consist of nature and the things that many people do not quite see when they see a photograph or design. As a designer, I see everything, every detail on what a photograph has. I consider myself a designer because I am a visualizer of the world, and with that power I am capable to show the world that I make art. I  see myself in a couple of years as a professional Graphic Designer, working in a company and maybe a freelancer, who knows. I want to  travel the world and do projects there, as well as  taking beautiful photographs that will blow people’s minds.

The avatar I chose is a photograph of myself in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. This avatar describes me in so many different ways, most importantly as a photographer. In the background is what I call, “The Nature Environment,” because I was outside visualizing what nature is. The grass, water, rocks, trees and so on. Since I am a designer, not only do I design eccentric art, but I put my photography in it.  In this  photograph, I am looking at something in the way I positioned myself, and that makes me a curious person. I always want to know what is this, or that. That is how I also gain ideas to create something. Being curious doesn’t always kill the cat, sometimes its good because you will find something that is useful in your life.

Why did she take a selfie for her profile picture? Many people might think or ask that question. Well, it’s definitely not a selfie, it’s more of a representation of me. Some may not understand it, others may just like it, and some may not. They might ask where was I? Or “Why is it in black and white?  The photograph is in black and white because in this case it has a meaning me and what it expresses a lot. Many people might wonder how it might look in color or other filters. Others might think I want to be a model, or maybe interested in being one. So, in this case there is a lot of interpretations about my avatar, but there is always that one answer . My answer to those who are wondering why; the meaning is deeper than just a look. Look closely, and you will see a better meaning to it.

When people see my profile, I want them to see what I do. I may just be a girl from New York City, and going to school and drinking Starbucks everyday. Honestly, that is not really who I am in the inside, I am beyond that, I am a designer. I will show the world my sketches, my photographs, and my designs. I will even show them how much time I spend on something that I am really getting into . There will be photos of me discovering more of this world, maybe travel to an interesting place. I don’t know what will I post at times, but I know that my work will make people enjoy it and keep coming to see more. Doing this is important to me, because I am making art, and by doing that I am doing a big impact to people. Art is just not something to glance, is something to visualize and see what that person meant to do and what is the message they are trying to send to the world. I think that art is right in front of your eyes, just dig in deeper and you will find your own place. I want the world to jump in my imagination and see what is going on inside my creative brain and from that, they can gain their creative world inside their heads and show it to the world.

Finally, it was hard to figure out who I wanted to be, but it was clearer when steps got bigger. Trying to figure out who you really are is pretty hard, but you know who you are when you feel that connection with something that you enjoy doing. That’s why I know who I am, and I hope now everyone knows who I am and what I do. I am just starting, but I am never ending, and that is a fact!


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