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the constructed self

each monday, my class pins up their projects corresponding to the weekly theme and then we critique. professor jean-paul bourdier starts us off with some words and then we launch into the critique.


when i read the description (scroll down to about the middle, see 'vis std 186b') i thought, 'ah! c'est parfait pour moi! c'est exactement où je suis maintenent. trop parfait.' and, as i am finding more and more, i was right. this class, along with the rest of them, is teaching me so much about the world and also about myself simultaneously, which i am realizing is simply the beauty of our existence; as we are able to search introspectively, we become more able to project these realizations and comprehend the world outside of ourselves. i am becoming more whole with every experience i am having. the more, the more. and i am delighted at the things i am discovering.


on a more technical note, i am learning through this particular class that the narrative behind the image is not relevant. as jean-paul says, 'forget about the author.' that being said, i will not try to relate what my thoughts were in the process of this image. i will allow it to speak to you for itself. and for this purpose also, i will title them with the name of the assignment, rather than my interpretation.


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Taken on September 13, 2008