a person who engages in sabotage.

The word was encounter while I was reading the article “Lecture Me. Really.” where it says “Technology can be a saboteur.” I think this word聽in the sentence means technology always engages when the situation wasn’t so good. A example for this word is, someone聽will go down as the chief saboteur of the monarchy.




in the exact words :聽 word for word

i found that word while i was reading the article ‘lecture me. really’ in a sentence “..most find it impossible to take verbatim notes…”.

color interaction pairing

color interactions pairings
color interactions pairings

doing this project was actually pretty fun and was a nice experience. i got to know my partner better and see what we have in common and what is different about us. i also got a better understanding of color interaction and the way my eyes would see color. i chose a mixed color of pink and blue and that is the color you see on the right because of my partner Brandy Ortiz’s personality. her personality consist of being serious, giggly, passionate, and outgoing. i chose a cat as her icon because thats what she reminds me of because she can be giggly and happy at one point and switch it up real quick and be a very serious and straight forward person.





  1. an official appointed to investigate individuals’ complaints against maladministration, especially that of public authorities.


I came across this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. I never even heard of this word before but basically this is just a person that is appointed to investigate complaints like a police officer.




past tense:聽billowed; past participle:聽billowed

  1. (of fabric) fill with air and swell outward.

“her dress聽billowed out聽around her”

synonyms: puff up/out,聽balloon (out),聽swell,聽fill (out),聽belly out

“her dress billowed around her”

  • (of smoke, cloud, or steam) move or flow outward with an undulating motion.

“smoke was billowing from the chimney”


I found this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. I had no idea of what this word was or meant until I looked up the definition. This word basically means to move outward and fill up. For example like that picture of Marilyn Monroe when she鈥檚 holding her dress down while air fills up her dress.




  1. 1.

characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

“he had long held a morbid fascination with the horrors of contemporary warfare”

synonyms: ghoulish,聽macabre,聽unhealthy,聽gruesome,聽unwholesome;


I came across this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. I had no idea what this word meant when I read this until I looked up the word. But even after reading the definition of the word I still don’t have an idea of what this word means. So if anybody can explain it to me that would be of help.




  1. 1.

very unusual or remarkable.

“the extraordinary plumage of the male”

synonyms: remarkable,聽exceptional,聽amazing,聽astonishing,聽astounding,sensational,聽stunning,聽incredible,聽unbelievable,聽phenomenal;



I came across this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. i had an idea of what this word meant but not the full meaning. Now that I looked the word up I have an idea of what this word means. This word basically means that something is different in an unusual or remarkable way.

Exhibit Catalogue (Final)

The artist Brandy Ortiz was born on 1997 in New York, NY. She currently lives and studies in the city she was born in. She was inspired by the works of Tom Phillips in his A Humument book to create compositions that combined linguistic language and art into three pages of her vision. Tom Phillip was an English artist who purchased a cheap book to use as the basis of an art project known as聽A Humument. Behind his artwork, 聽he paints, collages or draws over the pages, leaving some of the text peeking through in serpentine bubble shapes, creating a found text with its own story, different from the original. Ortiz made compositions with themes that juxtapose from the original theme from the novel Brimestone by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. While Brimestone theme was thriller, the artist decided that her artwork known as Glass Child聽would have a softer tone. Within her creation of Glass Child contains Ocean Breeze, Picture Perfect Family, and Love Exists,聽which are different representations of the gentle theme behind Glass Child聽聽.

Ortiz used Pigma Micron Pens(0.2, 0.5 and Brush), Faber-Castell Brush Pen, pencils(HB-6B) and a pair of scissors as her materials for her artwork. For her first design, Ocean Breeze, she shows a silhouette of a boy relaxing in a beach setting with the sun rising. She first made outlines of the boy and the waves by using the micron pens. Afterwards she used the Faber-Castell Brush Pen to ink the ocean and the sun. The top half of the page is left blank creates positive space while the inked image within the bottom area creates negative space. These spaces create a figure and ground relationship due to the equal amount of negative and positive space. The revealed message that the artist created says 鈥淐ool dawn air. Hear the surf thundering. Smell the salt air of the invisible ocean beyond鈥. 聽The boy in the image feels the cold breeze from the sea as the sun is rising. He hears the rippling waves thrash against the sandy land only to be pulled back into the ocean once again. The thrashing of the waves creates the smell of the salty air. He聽is taking in the different sensations that are happening around him.

For her second design, Picture Perfect Family, she first creates an outline of a frame within the margin area of the page with the micron pens. Next she uses the Faber-Castell Brush Pen to black out the rest of the page leaving out the frame and the revealed text. The revealed message that the artist created says 鈥淔amily and friends perfectly never changed. Countless dinner parties, weekend parties, living room鈥. The message conveys a family that enjoys getting together for parties in their living room. A frame is a boundary made from either a rectangle, square or circle that is placed on the edges of the paper or the margins drawn within. The concept behind the frame was to transform the text to make it look like a family portrait since the idea behind the message was family gathering.

For her third design, Love聽exists,聽she used scissors to cut out pieces of the page to reveal words from other pages. Instead of blacking out the page to show her message, Ortiz creates a message from cutting out certain words from various pages to show all on one page. The revealed message that the artist created says 鈥淟ove was fantastic to obtain in the vast world鈥. 聽The artist made a heart in the lower left corner of the page while everything was shaded by pencil to show low key, in which the values of the image is predominantly dark. The heart shows that love will always be there even when surrounded by this darkness.聽The idea behind the message was that love is a great feeling to have in the world we live in.

With her vision behind Glass Child, Ortiz wanted to show her ideas of different messages through the language and the art she depicted.聽The title of the artist’s humument is a piece of alternated text much like the pages inside. Glass Child was made by picking out letters from both of the author’s names behind聽Brimestone.聽The work of alternated texts along with visual images creates a new story from a preexisting one. It creates more room for stories that have yet to be told as the original source is left as inspirations behind those stories.聽Whether it be about relaxing, family gathering or love; each page correlates back to the original theme of Glass Child.

Exhibit Catalogue (Final)

This exhibit is presented by Ka Yee Tsang. Tk is the abbreviation of her name Tsang, Ka Yee. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, then moved to New York where she now lives and studies. She inspired from Tom Phillips, in his A Humument book to create composition that draws and painting into the book pages, that combined the language and art of the vision. The concept of the Humument artwork, is creating the shapes, founding a text of the pages that have the different meaning of the original.

After understanding of the concept, Tk try to create the first humument design, she combined the skill of learning from the COMD 1100’s project. She used the line, repetition, variety, pattern and texture of her first design, which called “Flower” of the Enrique’s Journey book. In this work, TK wanted to create a simple idea that represents the Flower pattern. Set up the pattern like the painting book called 鈥漇ecret Garden鈥. This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations. When she got the idea from the secret garden, she was using the black and white composition, then lay out the curvy figure, randomized draw though the page. To create the first humument page, she used ink brush pen and sharpie on paper. She was using a legato pattern to create the flower pattern. Legato mean in a manner that is smooth and flowing, I learned the concept to lay out the smooth and flowing line that creates the pattern look like the flower and bloom in the page.

Using these concepts, Tk created the second humument page of her book, which called “Shackles” the idea of this page was intended by the artist to represent the idea of imagination. She used the markers drew the sun in the middle, and putted the chain to connect the sun. Everyone know that sun surface temperature of approximately 5,505聽掳C / 9,941聽掳F, Nothing can be closest to the Sun. In this second design, Tk putted the chain to connect the sun, that was her imagination of the page. Even though she didn’t used any concept of this pages, she tried to create something impossible but simple design of her artwork. At this page, she just used color markers and color pencils to create, because she thought the color markers will be more useful of drawing the sun in the middle without using the inking brush pens. The color was the perfect way to represent more detail of the Sun like she used the yellow and orange color markers. Then the chain used the color pencils to create it, who used the green color on the chain that has the contrast between the yellow, orange and the green color.

At Tk’s humument artwork, the last piece of her design called 鈥淒on鈥檛 You Love Me?鈥, the idea came from the page who was highlight the text to show the main idea of the character’s feeling. Drawing this page, the concept is selected text to go though the character’s feeling, his mad, sadness and helpless of found his mother. Tk was using the text, 鈥淒on鈥檛 you love me?鈥 鈥淣o one love me鈥 that represents the feeling from the page, then drew the broken heart on the bottom to mention the idea. At the last text of the page, which was “Please bury me.” The sentence raised the character’s feeling of everything that can’t change at the reality. Tk used inking brush pens to cover the word that she didn’t want to show it, and lay out the main sentence to represent the main idea of the feeling. She also cut out some page to paste near the broken heart, when people opened the page, “the boy behind” those words will appear in front of you. Those words was deeply increase the sadness feeling of the this design. All the humument artwork was convey the message who try to contain the idea of her design, even though the story or the characters have their own plot, meaning and story.