Didactic three

This piece, entitled ‘Shunned’ shows 3 figures, one in the background, one in the midground another in the foreground. Directly above the middle figure is the word ‘Shunned’ written in large letters, and it is this man that is trapped between the two blank figures, since he is the one being shunned, combined with the use of a dark heavy marker this artist further tries to fully direct the viewers attention toward the figure, and also way from it.

white gen pen, Marker, Pencil

Didactic two

This piece centers around the definition of ‘Weal’ that which is best for someone or something. The illustration depicts ole figures linking hands and forming a circle around the word, and the original text featured in the book. These figures come together in a supportive circle, much like other illustration featuring of people on earth standing together holding hands.

ink, watercolor

Catalogue Entry

The glossument book called i heard the book called my name is originally remade from a book called i heard the owl call my name. In this book, it contains vocabulary that the artist discovered and learnt throughout the first semester of the first college year. The pages in the book are covered in black paint and the idea was inspired by blackout poetry from “A Humument” by Tom Phillip. The author is not much of a artist so it was a first time experience. This glossument book was made by Giraffe, a first year college student.

Giraffe made a lot of research before starting this project to make sure the book isn’t wasted. Giraffe’s inspiration was from a ted talk video that was showed in class and some articles. One article Giraffe learned from was “What is Blackout Poetry?”. The article was the first step for Giraffe, her first time doing blackout poetry. The article gave her guides for blackout poetry, what to do right and what not to do. These research has gave Giraffe many ideas on how to customize the glossument book using a different way of blackout poetry.

The author’s concept was to cover the pages in black and use a folded paper with writings and drawings on the inside, when seeing the folded paper, you will be required to open it and read it, similar to opening a book again. The author wanted to give the readers a sense of a new book when opening the page within the glossument book instead of just having a feeling of opening the book before it was edited. Giraffe wanted to draw the readers to the book like its calling them to open my paper just like the title of the book, “I heard the Book Call My Name”. The material used for the pages in the book was gouache paint, sketchbook paper, pencils and inking pen.

The process on making this project requires a great sacrifice of the book. You would need to rip some pages out due to the fact that the sketchbook folded paper takes up the space and also paint every two pages with black paint. It takes a lot of time because the paint, two pages because the pages are very thin and can be paint through. It also needs to dry before being able to paint the next page. After the pages of the paint drys the artist folded and cut up sketchbook paper and glued it to the painted page. Then comes the glossary words and art that is drawn and written into the sketchbook paper. The author used only one concept, blackout poetry and didn’t want to use others because it wouldn’t look organized, she wanted to stick to one thing only.

The theme of Giraffe’s book is a plain simple book. She didn’t want to make it complicated and confused the readers and lead them to something else and this was the first time for her when it comes to art. She mostly just enjoys working on digital so she decided to work on a theme that suits her. Some colors she used in this glossument book is black and white. This project was a simple project it wasn’t all that hard but it takes time. Giraffe has used that time to create pages in a page in her book.

Didactic one

Ii wanted to use both definitions of the word to help guide me with this visual. The first definition being diffusion. and the second being a gradual assimilation of ideas.

Using the yellow paper, i like to think of it as Osmosis’ origin. This is where the word began or idea, however in the middle of the page, this paper turns white, signifying a change in origin, somewhere different, for this idea to pass through, only to come back out into it’s original space.

acrylic and marker on paper 

Didactic #1

The theme of this design will be focusing on the word “futile” and futile means something pointless, useless or incapable of doing something. So, I decided to design an character that might resemble to the topic with some significants element in the art piece. This art piece was made from printed paper cuttin in piece with the word “futile” on it and my drawing itself. After drawing the character, I took a chunck of pages, highlighted and cut it with the knifing tools. One side is covered with the chunky pieces with the word on it and the chunck pages were use to see what it through the open cut space.


Word: Flabbergasted (adjective)

Definition:  affected with sudden and great wonder or surprise

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flabbergasted

Encounter: I encountered this word on a music video I happened to have watched over the weekend.

Comprehension: I comprehend that this word means being surprised in various ways. for example coming home to a surprise birthday party would make someone flabbergasted.


Word: Cartographer (Noun)

Definition: A person engaged in the production of maps.

Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/cartographer

Encounter: I saw this word on an bus advertisement while I was going to the movies during the week.

Comprehension: This word is basically a simplified for a person that does or produces maps. That person can do different types of maps such as outlined maps, topographic maps, global maps, city maps, and even construction maps.


Expenditure (Noun)


  1. the act of expending something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption
  2. something that is expended; expense:

Encountered from Reading Lucy

“But that seemed a strange expenditure of time and energy, given that I was supposed to be researching the Brooklyn Navy Yard”

I understand this word now because the author was too into reading Lucy’s letters that she lost track of time.

Source: Dictonary.com


Treacherous (Adjective)


  1. characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous.
  2.  deceptive, untrustworthy, or unreliable.
  3. unstable or insecure, as footing.

Encountered from Reading Lucy

“It was several minutes before I resumed reading Lucy’s letters, and when I did, it was at a slightly treacherous remove, as if I were withholding information from her-like faking surprise at an outcome you already know”

I understand this word now because the author felt like she betrayed Lucy because she already knew the outcome.

Source: Dictonary.com 

Reminders for ENG 1101

A few reminders:

  • Please go to the City Tech Library, 4th Floor of the Library Building at 1pm for class on Monday, 11/12, for our library session on finding sources for our Glossument project.
  • Please review the Project #4 assignment
  • Your homework is to contribute at least 2 entries to our shared Annotated Bibliography, by 11/12. Please follow the instructions in the document and see my sample entries as models.
  • Continue your work on Project #3, and look for comments from me to help guide you through your next steps.