First Year Learning Community

Author: Natasha (Page 2 of 2)

Sound Visualization : Phase 1

Right My Wrongs by Bryson Tiller contains a smooth, floetic melody along with an upbeat tempo.  Due to this rhythm, most of the sketch contains a variety of curves that flow amongst the page.  However, most of the lines were not always repeated as the song continued. As the rhythm became more upbeat, I began to form very close aligned lines that moved up and down to portray the beat of the song.

The artist, Bryson Tiller, describes his recognition of his faults in the relationship with a girl. He explains throughout the song that he never meant to put the girl in all the positions she was in. He basically is asking for a second chance and for forgiveness to gain another chance to prove himself to her.  The melody and lyrics of the song can influence the feeling of the artist onto you. This helps gain a better understanding of what is occurring.


Time : 2 hours

Urban Artifacts : Phase 4

While participating in this project, I feel as if i have gained a better understanding on the relationship between the figure and the background placed behind it. I also learned that the image relies on the background to portray an imagery and impact an individual due to constructing my own images. The downfall is that I believe I only gained the introduction of this concept. I feel that I can increase my practice in order to fulfill the goal of fully utilizing the figure/ground relationship. Furthermore, I feel that I need to become more familiar with the type of ink utensils I use to smoothly apply it to my images to show the smooth effect instead of the stroke marks. In other words, the presentation needs to become much better than how it is. What I will do in the future is ask for better feedback as I progress with my projects to complete it neatly.  This will allow me to get to the clean and presentable effect that I desire.



Urban Artifacts: Phase 1

Dead Bird- 330 Jay St

Dead Bird- 330 Jay St


gum and leaves


crumpled paper


New York City is known to be as the “city that never sleeps”. Therefore, due to the constant movement of people, no matter the time, trash can be located about anywhere. Fast paced individuals tend to throw garbage on the floor simply because of not having “enough time” to be strayed away from their plans. During my walk along Jay St, I stumbled across a few “urban artifacts” as portrayed in the images above. You tend to wonder ,” how did this get here?”


My first observation was the dead pigeon located next to a tree. I began to question what occurred to cause the death of the pigeon. I concluded that it may have been harmed which lead the pigeon to simply accept the idea of not being able to heal properly. Maybe, I’m wrong but those were my conclusions.


In my second image, I captured leaves and gum stains on the ground. Gum is always spit out onto the ground but i often wonder if it would be better if people were to spit the gum into a napkin and throw it away instead of spitting it onto the floor.


in my last image, I shot a crumpled piece of paper found on the floor. I began to question what the paper had on it that made it unimportant. I began to think maybe it was a receipt from the stores that were located a few feet away. You can never know for sure, therefore all of these thoughts and scenarios are just assumptions.

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