Stop Draw–4/3

For this Stop-Draw, I was thinking about combining maps and the spiral exercise from Syllabus. Think about a specific point in your life, any point, and begin a spiral–keep the spiral as tight as possible. When this point of reflection transitions to another point in your life, move across the page and begin another spiral. Don’t worry about crossing lines, but try to keep your pen on the page for the duration of the activity.

The difficulty for me when trying this was focusing on my reflection rather than the spiral I was drawing. I don’t know if there is significance in where your focus is. When you are finished, you will have a map that only you can interpret.

Big Ideas (1/30)

Images, layout, or graphics communicate meaning by constructing visual arguments, making claims through particular use of comparison, juxtaposition, and intertextuality (George, 29). Images are a means of visual representation of the world rather than replication of a permanent reality. In the case of drawing, there is the image you are attempting to create – and there is the actual image as it is drawn (Barry, 16). [JS]