My piece is more technique based than conceptual. The symbols included do have personal and introspective meaning to me, but I could have prioritized them more. The screaming baby is a symbol I’ve been using more often to represent a very childish inability to motivate myself, deal with emotions that I shouldn’t have problems dealing with, and the general selfishness and immaturity I notice in myself and want to get rid of. My facial expression is vacant because, especially while planning this project, I had trouble trying to find a unique or worthwhile personality trait to focus on-I was feeling unintelligent and shallow so that’s what I was trying to convey there. That, as well as the fact that I am noticing a decrease in my enthusiasm for the things I used to be, and am supposed to be, excited about. The bee has a similar significance, representing static buzzing and boredom.
I worked mostly outside of class, and I think my work ethic during this project was decent, but I think I can and should always work harder. I tend to stop working on projects when I think they are “good enough,” because I’m really, really lazy and/or I get too frustrated with them to spend extra time perfecting them. I need to work on being more meticulous, and not use positive feedback as an excuse to not work hard.
I found the conceptual part of this project very challenging. I started with a complete lack of ideas and eventually had to just suck it up and start working. I had less difficulty with the technical aspect, and enjoyed the challenges that came with having to make an accurate likeness of myself and painting unfamiliar textures-like crystal. This was the most rewarding part of the project.
I would give myself an A-