Formal Cover Letter

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

December 17, 2018

Hello and good day to you Mrs. Thalia

I am writing to you to in regards about your gallery space and to propose an installation based on the work my classmates and IĀ  have done. I am a Communication Design student at New York City College of Technology studying Communication Design interested in Illustration. Together with my classmates, we have developed an installationĀ entitled A Glossument. Inspired by Tom Phillip’sĀ  A humument,Ā this project has centered around the idea of using words we have placed into our glossary and portray them in different ways through out our books. That being said if two students were to use the same word it would ok to do so because each of student will portray a specific word differently and/ or use a different meaning of the word if it had more than one definition. Our project consist of working in vary and creative ways to be able to do so, where each book is different, each with its own unique style by each student and to show something about ourselves that even we may have not seen.

Our installationsĀ include a variety of creativity and usage of different materials. My work, in particular, can vary from different tools, but mainly using paint, drawing markers, paper and washi tape. With the color blue shown within the pages. Each piece to be displayed has already been prepared with an appropriate didactic panels, Culminate, Treacherous, Dwell and Demarcation,”Ā as well as a catalogue entry for myself and each student about their work and contribution.Ā  Within the books each of us have our own theme or an idea repeated through out the pages to give in a meaning. For my book in particular the theme is blue, but it ranges with different blues. The blues can be a color when your sad or a color when your relax, or maybe even cold. It’s a one color with different ranges and different emotions that it can show to someone.

My classmates and I hope that this project is interesting to you and be able to become part of your gallery. If there are any additional question to our projects you may reach me at the address above. I look forward to your response and may you have a lovely day.


R Cortes

Project 3 : Juxtaposition

The image I have chosen is a picture of a tree branch stuck in a fence. The image raises various questions. These are questions such as how did the fence get intertwined with the branch. There is also the thought if it was done intentionally. If it was intentionally done then the thought that follows is why.
I chose this image because I felt that it was very out of the ordinary. It almost seemed as though a tree was cut and the remains of it are stuck in the fence. However, it may be likely that the branch was placed there into the fence. This is likely because that is an area where people do a lot of things for art purposes. For example in that same area there is a wall spray painted with an interesting looking design. This leads me to believe that the branch may have been placed there intentionally.
The branch appears to be significant because of the fence. The pattern on the fence serves as a background that makes the tree branch stand out. The tree branch stands out more in the fence than it would in most other places.

Didactic : Treacherous

The word for this page is treacherous and compared to the other words in the book, the word was display in a more darker sense. Another image from the book was used this time in a location of an ocean but within the waters red is shown, the book originally is about dolphins so one can imagine whose blood it belongs to in the image. By painting the rest of the page black it gives in the idea of a treacherous scene of the killing of who knows how many dolphins.


Diadatic: Culminate

For this part of the book the word is culminate. In order to present the word an image that originally came in the book was used along with washi tape and a blue marker. The image of the dolphins shows them on top of each other which can also be seen as them going into a higher point by going on top of each other, which can represent the word Culminate. In order to add the blue theme as well blue washi tape was used to tape the image to the page as a frame and on the bottom right corner another style of washi tape was used and the word was written. This is to display this image as an art work would be In a museum, framed with the title of the book next to it.

Didactic: Demarcation

Within this page of the book the next word is Demarcation. Black poetry was used in order to demonstrate the word. However instead of using a black marker to cover up the words black tape was used and the words left uncovered was colored in with a blue marker to add on to another page having blue in it, while still showing the word in a form of poem.

Didactic: Dwell

This part of the book the word used is Dwell, in order to portray the word black and blue marker was used on the page. The black marker covering the majority of the page going into the middle in a form of a vortex. Next the blue marker is used to color the inside but not completely as it allows an outline for the image of a girl who looks like she is dwelling over something that she can’t help it, and thus representing the word Dwell.



give an interpretation of


Sentence: but authorities had rendered the weapon and the explosive device inoperable, officials said



To abolish by authorities action


Sentence: abrogate a treaty