This past week I discovered an artist named Simon Strong who uses composites to explore his memories, and anxieties he faced as a child. I found him on the 500 BlogSpot website, and I started looking more at his work. Since learning how to composite in Digital craft, I wish I had the time to change my project up to show my dreams the way I envisioned in the beginning of the semester. Even though I found a new way to explore this project, I am happy I forced myself to go through the motions of analyzing these dreams.
Jackson Fine Art
I was really happy to have gotten a chance to see more images from Gordan Parks. I like learning about our history through photographs, and I feel as if they are more important as the years pass, because younger generations are often not taught in school in depth about slavery, segregation and the civil rights movements. I remember being in grade school and not learning much about black history, only during the month of February. I think art plays a large role in making viewers aware of situations and sparking the interest of people like me, who can be positively influenced by these visual statements.