English Project #4 Final

This exhibit is presented by Jaichan Kirty, Jaichan Kirty was born and raised in Guyana, then moved to New York where he now lives and studies. Gathering inspiration from Tom Phillips’s altered text, A Humument, Kirty curate a project that integrates both words and visuals. A Humument is an altered book has unique combinations of literary and art, the author merged art with the connotation of specific words to exhibit two different genres into one. This book created by Tom Phillips, was released in 20th century. Like Phillips, Kirty found an inexpensive used book entitled Portrait of Ivan. The Portrait of Ivan is about a young boy coming of age while he is also discovering himself. Kirty transformed this book into new artistic creations both in appearance, by using ink, paint, pencil, cut outs, and folding.

Kirty also created a new title and theme for Portrait of Ivan. He had many ideas into the new title but finally decided on one, which is Portrait Van. The idea behind this new title came from the new juxtaposition theme for Portrait of Ivan, which is mysterious and creepy. This is a juxtaposition of Portrait of Ivan because a boy coming of age is supposed to be nice and pleasant. The opposite of that is mysterious and creepy. In order for Kirty to create these compositions and start changing Portrait of Ivan into Portrait Van. Kirty blocked out a huge amount of the pages and selected words and phrases to emphasize. He then created images using those words and phrases he wanted to emphasize in that page of the book.

The first piece of this exhibit is called, So that’s what it looks like. In English 1101, Kirty learned ahout over lapping New Yorks, which he incorporate in this pieces. Overlapping New Yorks include juxtapositions such as old and new, residential and commercial, historic and replaceable, natural and man-made, constructed and under-construction, well maintained and in disrepair, celebrated and forgotten, etc. Kirty has created a new window (a new view) into this book by using over lapping to create an illusion of a boy, who is Ivan, looking through a new page. He did this by cutting a square on the next page in the book. Kirty uses an X-Acto knife to carefully cut this square out of the page. Also, Kirty uses sharpie markers to cover up a huge amount of the pages leaving out a few words that create its own new story. These words creates a whole new meaning of this page. “So that’s what it looks like”.

The second piece is called, Inside the House. In COMD 1100 Kirty learned about Shape (Organic, Geometric), Frame, Figure-Ground (Obvious, Ambiguous), Unity, Economy which he incorporate in this piece by blocking out a huge amount of the page and selected words and phrases to emphasize. “Opening her eyes” and “Photograph of the house when it’s winter”, which he used to create images. The first image is an eye-opening, which Kirty showed by drawing a closed eye and a second eye which is opened. This represents organic shapes. Then he uses white computer paper to cut out the shape of a house to emphasize the “Photography of the house when it’s winter”. Kirty chose white paper because snow is white and snow falls in the winter. Kirty then used the cut out of the house, which is the silhouette and glued it on the previous page. Also useing sharpie to create what it seems to be the inside of the house. This represented Geometric shapes.

The third and last piece of this exhibit is called, Blue Print. “Blueprint” was created when Kirty painted over a picture with saturated primary colors. Also, in COMD1100 Kirty learned about creating simple compositions demonstrating an accurate understanding of saturation, which includes Hue, Saturation, Prismatic Color, Muted Color, Chromatic Gray, Achromatic Gray, Luminosity, Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Complementary Colors, Warm, Cool, CMY, RGB, RYB color models/systems. Kirty represted this concept by painting a blue box, and inside that box is a print of a foot-step, hence the title Blue Print. After painting over the picture, Kirty then closed the book allowing the paint to print over on the other page creating a paint splatter effect.

 

Panel #1

So that's what it looks like
So that’s what it looks like

Jaichan Kirty
Born 1996 in Guyana
Lives and studies in New York
_________________________________________
Oh! So that’s what it looks like, 2015
Sharpie on paper, 7.5″ x 5″

Kirty created this piece using an X-Acto knife to carefully cut this square out of the page, revealing the Portrait of Ivan that is on the previous page. Also, Kirty uses sharpie markers to cover up a huge amount of the pages leaving out a few words that create its own new story; Oh! So that’s what it looks like.

Panel #2

Inside the House

Jaichan Kirty
Born 1996 in Guyana
Lives and studies in New York
_________________________________________
“Inside the House” 2015
Sharpie on paper, White computer paper, Highlighter, 7.5” x 10”

Kirty blocked out a huge amount of the pages using a sharpie marker. While selecting words and phrases to emphasize, “Opening her eyes” and “Photograph of the house when it’s winter”. Which he used to create images. Kirty uses paper to cut out the shape of a house. The cut out of the house was glued on the previous page.

Panel #3

Blueprint
Blueprint

Jaichan Kirty
Born 1996 in Guyana
Lives and studies in New York
_________________________________________
“Blueprint” 
2015
Paint on paper, 7.5″ x 10″

“Blueprint” was created when Kirty painted over a picture with the saturated primary colors which includes blue, red and yellow. Kirty painted a blue box, and inside that box is a print of a foot-step. After painting over the picture, Kirty then closed the book allowing the paint to print over on the other page creating a paint splatter effect.

2 thoughts on “English Project #4 Final”

  1. You identify your shift in theme and title here. What would emphasize your work more would be to write in paragraphs, just as you would for the other thesis-driven writing you’ve done for this class. Then you can organize your work to support your thesis statement. Rather than just discussing the same three pieces you’ve written didactic panels for, are there other ideas, techniques, or changes, that you think would make sense to incorporate? How can you identify the principles of graphic design that you represent through your work? Adding that to your writing here would help your readers make sense of your last line–as would identifying what aspects you’re drawing from ENG 1101.

    As you make some of these changes, you can also proofread your work another time, checking on sentence boundaries (run-ons and sentence fragments) as well as places where you have two short sentences that overlap, which you can combine into one more complex sentence. For example, you could combine your first two sentences: “This exhibit is presented by Jaichan Kirty, who was born and raised in Guyana before moving to New York, where he now lives and studies.”

    As a class, we might confirm whether we want to identify the two courses in the exhibit catalogue, or just the concepts from each. I think Ayano suggested something along these lines when she recommended you not refer to this work as a project in her comments on your draft.

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