Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I have been a keen observer of Mother Nature and its flora and fauna. Once while working in my kitchen garden, I came across an amazing transformation that depicts the life cycle of a butterfly. I got focused on its developmental stages when I saw the first stage- a caterpillar clinging and trying to cover itself within the leaves crawling slowly. It kept growing in size till it fully encapsulated itself. I got curious and concerned when I did not notice any movement for quite some time. I became anxious and kept a close eye on it for days…….Finally my wait was rewarded and a beautiful butterfly emerged out of the Cocoon and flew away within no time to start the same cycle of life again. I gained valuable insight about different stages of life from the day we are born and we grow up and become mature.
For this photo I called it “snow?!”. Honestly, I thought about many ways to present a period time, like a flash, a short video, or make something. However, I couldn’t do it clearly to present my idea. So I chose an easy way to present it, which is make an ugly photo with my scored faces.
Since the first class of Time Based media, I noticed that I could use different ways to present time, even a photo. In this photo, I added many different faces that I took them in Boston. Most of them were taken when I was in Kaplan English school. You can see it, different seasons, and different places. Those faces not just show the time passed, also the different emotions. I had a very excited time during that time. So I want to show that emotion and excited moment.
For the background picture, my friend took it in November 2008, when the first snow came to Boston. I chose this one just because I haven’t seen snow yet in Boston this year.