City Limits Summary

According to the Barnes & Noble overview, “Colson Whitehead is a award-winning novelist who re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York.” “City Limits” is the first chapter from the novel, “The Colossus of New York”. The author grabs the readers attention to the novel, where he uses the first and second person. The author makes the reader feel as if you are in New York where he was born. Though out the chapter, Colson explains in detail how he live in New York, from his first city moment when he used the No. 1 uptown train. The city of New York made him who he is now, supported his life and career. Because of this experience, he now sees New York more than ever. As if he sees something different than our view about this city. Which it intrigues me in a way that I want to see what he sees about this city.

Urban Artifacts Phase #4



At the beginning of this project I was unsure of what to expect. I thought to myself why would we be picking up objects from the streets? what can we possibly do with this stuff? I ended up learning a lot of stuff. The meaning of ambiguous and stable. I already had an idea of negative and positive space but i leaned more in depth the importance of both. I also learned that I was really bad at creating ambiguous drawings. What I could have done better was creating my sketches with a lot more thought than just placing them on a paper. and tracing them. In my next project I want to do everything with a meaning and a lot more of my own touch to it. With the critiques I never really applied them to my work because I thought thought it would be too late to make them such as making the boarder darker or even going back to my sketches and making them less symmetrical.

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