Project 2: Quotation (3rd phase)

The subjects chosen to contrast are the large scale public works and public art.¬†What’s striking about this topic is how the visual consensus of people changing throughout time led to different outcomes that can often work harmoniously in overlaps. Specifically my project juxtaposes two murals which are drawn on the underpass of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The BQE is an art form in itself and so are the murals but both are made through different mediums and apply to different fields in the art industry. The story I get when visually seeing and researching about New York City is one about growth and history. I had conducted a research on Public works and public art – . New York city was living in an enormous crisis. Living in debt and a poor economy caused the government to create a new plan. This plan was the idea of large scale public works. Large scale public works would not only provide plenty jobs to people who were unemployed but will also upgrade the city. The quotes i chose both come from Colson Whitehead’s City Limits. The first quote is¬†“The city also puts a lot of effort into making your hometown look really drab and tiny” and the second is “The city has seen it all. Remembers too”. The first quote relates to how New York is consistently upgrading to become one of the best. A Lot of effort is put into attracting tourists or even local people. The second quote relates to overlaps throughout time and how the world remembers them through marks left behind. Graffiti is an example of a mark that signifies an overlap the world would always remember.

Eng. Project #3 ‚Äď The Route

Every day we walk on the same route to school. We are tired of the view on our route. We no longer feel curious about the view or want to look at it one more time. Our life becomes boring. Life should not be like that, life should be full of vitality, passion, coloring, changes, and new things. And this app will guide you discover a new route, which can rekindle your passion and color your life. A new route is not just a new route, you are going to find out lots of unexpected things on it.

New York City is the most populous city in the United State and one of the biggest city in the world. The huge population makes the city become fast-paced and noisy. The more people, the more noise. The five new places we are going to experience today are Cadman Plaza Park, Hillside park, Hillside park, Harry Chapin Playground, Fort Stirling Park, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. They all located around Brooklyn Heights. And those five places relate to our theme todayРquite.

The walk will take about 45 minutes.

Turn left after you head out of City Tech.

Turn right on Tillary Street and go straight to Cadman Plaza W.

Turn right on Cadman Plaza W and keep going to Old Fluton Street. (Cadman Plaza Park)

Turn left on Old Fluton Street then turn left on Vine Street. (Hillside park)

Keep walking on Vine Street then turn left on Columbia Heights.

Keep going down. (Harry Chapin Playground, Fort Stirling Park, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade)

You are going to see a lot of green on this walk. Enjoy your moment of quiet and peace!

 

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Beauty; it can make a place more interesting and appealing to a person. that is why I chose my five locations. These locations have beauty, they grab the viewers attention. It all depends on how you approach beauty of course. Depending on the date and time  it can make a difference, I prefer that its best to visit these locations at the end of October or  beginning of November, and the time would be best at 2:30-5:30. This is a preferred date and time because the tree leaves set the best mood and make the streets look beautiful. Not only do the trees make the streets beautiful but also the structure of the buildings.  These locations are a good way to enjoy the time with friends, family, etc.

In order to experience these locations follow these directions. Set the starting point at New York City College of technology and make your way to 91 Tillary St, Brooklyn, NY, this would be the first location and you would see this

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Next head west on Tillary St toward Adams St and Turn right onto Cadman Plaza, making your way into W 250 Cadman Plaza W, this is the second location

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Next head north on Cadman Plaza W toward Clark and turn left onto Clark St, this location is the third location. At this location you should see a hotel building.

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Next head east on Clark St toward Hicks St, turn left onto Hicks St and then turn left onto Orange St. At this location you would see this. At the preferred date this location is filled with Autumn colors because of the leaves.

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After that head west on Orange St toward Willow St and turn right onto Columbia Heights, this is the last location. At this location you would see the image below.

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This final location has a great view of the city skyline and the bridge. At anytime time it looks beautiful, However the best time would be at night time when the lights are flashing with the night sky.

 

Project #2: Including senses

This U.S. Post Office is just one street away, behind the Namm Hall building. The building took over the whole block. The post office is not the only part of the building, US Passport Agency,¬†US Attorney’s Office, and¬†US District Bankruptcy Court are also in the same building. The architecture feels like 19th centuries, because of its appearance. The whole building appears in white, it contains¬†many features of the Romanesque Revival style. The building has seven stories tall.FC79D3EDE9149112942A3EBAE194B8EB

I took this photo at a small park which is at the junction between Johnson St. and Cadman Plaza. In the photo, you can see the square corner tower rise above the roof line. Each level was distinguished with different belt courses around the building. In order to capture angle in the photo of the building, you must stand on the right hand side of the statue in the park I was talking about earlier.

City Limits Summary

“City Limits” is the first chapter in Colson Whitehead’s novel¬†The Colossus of New York”.¬†In this opening chapter, Whitehead gives a vivid description on what, he believes, it means to be a New Yorker. He describes his idea of a New Yorker as someone who “builds their own private New York” the first time they view the grand city. What he means to express with that is a person who remembers the city as they were always accustomed ¬†to. New York is ever-changing. It will forever be teared down and rebuilt as everything modernizes more and more. However, a New Yorker will only view the city as they have ¬†known it the majority of their life, as the author believes. He also gives examples of his own personal take on New York, and the “skyline” he has created from it. He describes the experience of seeing your favorite places being replaced with modern stores or new businesses, or parts of the city being torn down to make way for new ¬† ¬† ¬†things. Whitehead also gives emphasis on how important it is for a New Yorker to cherish their city for how they know it.

ENG1101 Project #1: Final Draft

My name is Leonardo Javier Barrales, and no I am not name after the Italian artist. I’m 18 years old, I’m a freshman at City Tech, of Mexican descent. I recently graduated from MLK High School for Law, Advocacy, and Community. The reason I came to this school was because it was the only 4 year college I got accepted to and that I would give this school a chance for now. Another reason why, because I want a fresh start in my life in college, to meet new people, learn more about my major in college. When I’m around people I’m quite the introvert due to me being afraid of how people would react if I say something, plus the feeling that I might not get along with people so long as they get along with me, but if I do get along with people better, the sooner it gets better for me in the future. Also people see me as this person¬†with a very serious face which I get that a lot. Since 8th grade I’ve had realized that I’ve had interest in Graphic Design, after I had a computer art class and I was doing some really interesting types of art on the computer and I would get 90s in my class for doing it. Later on in high school, I would be on my iphone using a drawing app I had drawing random things including symbols, like for example drawing this symbol from the first part of the final Harry Potter movie or drawing this somewhat interesting symbol from my favorite band. During my junior year in high school, I began to take art classes it started at first doing different kinds of art and I some types artistic styles I did enjoy doing. Some for example like 3D art and recreating original paintings in any kind of way. But drawing wasn’t just what I like doing, it was also origami, I mostly like a doing somewhat basic stuff like cranes, hummingbirds but in a basic way, mostly likely to say the easy level of making origami. Then again I realized my artistic style in drawing involves mostly¬†geometry, of both interest and making. My taste in other types interests are very peculiar or either very perplexed due my liking of¬†things that are eccentric. For example, like TV shows, my favorite TV shows are American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, and Gravity Falls.¬†Also in music, my liking in genres are pop, punk, rock, alternative, and hip-hop. My favorite artists are Paramore, Demi Lovato, The Pretty Reckless, Bring Me the Horizon, Sleeping with Sirens, Lana Del Rey and etc.

My avatar is well somewhat interesting and confusing, but it’s actually my favorite symbol, to be honest. The reason how it’s my favorite was because I was listening to this album called Sempiternal by favorite band Bring Me the Horizon and I got very interested in the album artwork a lot. That’s why I¬†have this picture¬†of this flower-like pattern as my avatar on¬†my profile I enjoy viewing art that is geometric and it’s my favorite and somewhat most difficult geometric drawing for me to do. This¬†symbol is known as the flower of life and it’s common meaning involves on spirituality and enlightenment, to which I also take a little bit of interest in, but it’s I want in life to gain¬†peace with others and myself.

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My profile conveys on I can express my thoughts on my lifestyle because I’m very helpful and kind, plus I can express on what going on in my life or what I’ve encountered before. Hopefully I can work well with my new classmates by this semester. Also hoping I do well in this semester.

Urban Artifacts: phase 1

The three items I acquired are a rock, feather, and a broken, wooden clothes pin. Each of these have a distinct shape from one another and not one is alike. The rock is very flat on the bottom but smooth and bumpy above. The feather is small and light, as usual, very organic. Lastly the broken clothes pin just holds a unique shape but one that is mostly geometric instead of organic. I found the rock on a corner just down the block on tillary street. I assume this appeared due to the construction going on nearby. The feather was found in the center of metro tech just across the alligator floor sculpture. I predict a bird, pigeion most likely, had dropped a feather as it flew away. The broken clothes pin was found in a park in the back of a community dwelling. The most valid suggestion would be that someone had dropped, or the wind blew a clothes pin from the clothes line above. In terms of color, all three objects are dull. Hours spent working on each was about 25 minutes overall totaling to 5 hours overall.

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