Interpreted Journey


This assignment required a revisit to the Journey to Treasure project as the goal is to translate the original journey in a new lens. The journey will include similar content, only the visuals will use various compositional tools and layouts to evoke a sense of exploring a new planet. The new context is centered around creating a mood and narrative easily understood by an audience. One must evaluate the underlying qualities of each environment and extracting details to reconstruct the journey’s perspective.


In my final work, my individual frames demonstrate a focus on compositional tools to project sentiments of curiosity, uncertainty, and observation. I use the tire as my object of intrigue as the concentric circles and unique texture make it an odd object. I used the close up view to give the wheel emphasis, while providing a sense of depth to my background. My second scene uses the frame within a frame composition. Texture also was a major influence in my work as the two wooden structures were very similar, yet possessed slight differences. In addition, the feeling on uncertainty is conveyed effectively by the narrow view of the street. Personally, I felt a little creepy and unsure myself as I peered through the small gap into the open space on John and Anne Glenn Avenue. My third situation had me focus on the extreme angle. The metal railing was an affective contrast between the other textures; however, the height was a little overdramatized. I added the hand after the critique because it helps direct the viewer to focus on the feeling and texture of the rail. Sensory input would be a major component if discovering a new planet. I continued adding myself in the next drawing, but this was to emphasize the aerial view of the cup. In this frame, the cup is an out of place object in the outside context, so I used light circular lines to focalize it. Furthermore, I attempted to use the natural direction of the step to create the golden triangle composition. My final destination was in the Architecture building, where the ceiling is composed of various lights. The clean symmetry of the spotlights fascinated me, as did there abstract angling.


This is an example of one frames breakdown. I would revisit one location, and first breakdown major elements in the space. I would then evaluate different framing concepts that felt natural in the environment. Last, I would consider how I would feel if I was at this location on a new planet. On my second visit, I sketched different perspectives of possible frames. To see this process for the other frames follow the link located at the bottom of the page.


To see more of the process leading up to the finalized Interpreted Journey Project follow this link: