Exhibit Catalogue: final

Inspired by Tom Phillips’ humument, New York city artist, Marcus Ceron creates Wonderfilled using old material. By Re-configuring Brian Zelzack’s Wonderstruck, Ceron juxtaposes the themes of realism and fantasy. Juxtapositions are observed through a novel that discusses realistic journeys and through poems exploring copious impossibilities . Wonderstruck also displays how all things can relate to one another, so for this purpose, Ceron uses numerous fantasies to project how humans are unique in their own way. Words are a means of communication and has been for many years. Aside from type, visuals are another way to speak to viewers. Starting as far back as hieroglyphics, graphics posses a great power in grabbing attention. Together both type and visual embody a powerful strategy for communicating fantasies onto book pages. Through three works of art, Ceron demonstrates the overlaps of fantasy and reality.

In the two page spread, The lightness of dark, Ceron articulates a story about believing in fairies. Using marker to block out areas, Ceron left words that worked coherently and spoke of a fantasy. With remaining space, he incorporated visuals of fairies. A cut out was applied to expose words from pages beneath and to create depth. The power of placment helps direct the viewer around the image. Fantasy tranlated visually with the help of color, placement, and focus.

For Treasure Island, fantasy was displayed through a fictional world. In Ceron’s artwork, a young girl opens a bush to witness a candy utopia. Emphasizing variety, a broad range color scheme was chosen. To focus attention, a one point perspective was used. His piece juxtaposes the idea of realism because such a place could never exist.

For the last work of art, Glowing curious, the design tactic of simpicity was kept consistent throughout. Using a page of all words, Ceron articulated a poem revolving around super powers. Simplicity was kept by using a minimalistic layout that featured a poem in the center and the visual on the bottom. Ceron used color pencil as his medium and stars to select words.

In all, Ceron takes on a dream like approach by talking about fantasies as if they were memories. But using visual and English language, Ceron personifies fantasy in to book pages. Contrast can be found in many forms whether it be color, size, shape, etc.. but sometimes two things that contrast can work together harmoniously. If there are two elements that work against each other, there is always a way to find common ground.

Color Harmony: Phase 2

Split-complementary palette
Split-complementary palette
Analogous palette
Analogous palette

In this phase I learned about more behind color by learning about color harmony. When certain colors are together it feels as though it’s very pleasing. Colors can be harmonious in terms of shading, tints, compliments, tone and gradient. For the split-complementary palette, I had to choose one main color then choose two colors that is on either side of its complement. I chose orange as the main color while blue-green and blue-violet are the other two colors. For the analogous palette, I had to chose colors that were adjacent to each other on the color wheel. In this case I picked red-violet, blue-violet and violet. It took me 2 hours to complete this phase.


ENG 1101 Project #4 Cover letter and process post

Please write a private post to share your thoughts as you ordinarily would in class on paper for the cover letter, and on the site for the process post.

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In combining both letter and process post, please write about the following:

  • What are you most proud of in Project #4?
  • What challenged you the most in Project #4?
  • How did you figure out your approach to the topic, both in terms of page choices and in terms of the theme?
  • How did you approach writing critically about your own work your project?
  • How did you approach writing didactic panels that were exactly 60 words?
  • Did you meet the requirements of the assignment?
  • When you found out you had more time, what did you change?
  • How much time did you spend on each phase of the project?
  • What did you take away from reading your classmates’ work, from their comments, from my comments, and from class discussions?
  • If you could have changed the assignment, how would you have changed it? What would you insist on not changing?
  • Is there anything else I should know about your work or about you as a writer or as a student?

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