Thendrous Lifowao (Didactic panel)

Shadin Risha

Using the book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which is about a boy’s life and the ups and downs he experiences as he grows up, Risha changes the theme of the book to focus instead on love and horror. The artist uses black inked pen to cover a huge amount of the page representing contrast, positive and negative space.

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The book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao changes the mood as you move on from pages to pages. In this page the artist uses black inked pen to create positive and negative space which creates a visual image with the theme of love which transformed from the main theme of the chapter which was the main charecter’s bad luck.

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In this page of the book the theme of culture is transformed. The artist focuses more on the words to create a physical reading story instead of creating a story just by the visual aspect of the page. This way the viewers has a more of a solid story that’s right front of their face. The theme of the new story is breaking the barriers.

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In this page of the book the theme is horror. It give the reader both a reading and a visual story. It ties together all the different moods and transformed into horror. The specific choice of words and creation of new words creates a different dynamic in the project book Thendrous Lifowao.

 

3 thoughts on “Thendrous Lifowao (Didactic panel)”

  1. Add:
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    We might want more WHY: why horror story
    Be specific to the one piece, and perhaps explain how it fits into the whole work.

    “inked out most of the page but preserving a few words that together convey the new theme of horror”

    Keep our work primary–more important than the source text.

  2. to revise your didactic panel, what about this:

    Using the book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which is about a boy’s life and the ups and downs he experiences as he grows up, Risha changes the theme of the book to focus instead on love and horror. The artist uses black inked pen to cover a huge amount of the page [representing what concept from Graphic Design?], leaving a few words that create a story that expresses these new themes.

    Be sure to include the title for this work!

  3. I think you’ve edited this post to include didactic panels for the whole project and the three panels relating to individual pages required for Project #4–is that right?

    I’m confused about the different themes. The goal is for your re-imagination of the text to have a theme that’s different from the novel’s original themes. It seems from what you’ve written that each page has its own theme. How do they come together to create a cohesive re-imagined text?

    About the three didactic panels for the pages:
    * remember they should each be exactly 60 words!
    * you do not need to refer back to the original novel–your focus should instead be on the work the artist (you) have done.
    * for the first: was the theme of bad luck in the original novel? if so, you can make that clearer.
    * as you revise to get to exactly 60 words for each didactic panel, be sure to proofread. There are some missing words and some extra words, especially in the second page’s didactic panel.

    If you have any questions, feel free to reply here.

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