Wednesday, October 9, 2013


My intertextuality covered a variety of different mediums, mostly completing the piece with stencil and spraypaint. Since I used stencil in my piece I kept the buildings and the shape of the bean very geometric but I also wanted to add a little more organic element for the bean being a plant but also keeping in mind that its a sleek, simple, sculpture. I ran into issues when I put the letters down one day then the next sprayed over them then let it dry again because it made the letters stick to the paint and as i peeled up the letters it took up the paint and paper underneath. I was disappointed at first but then I thought it gave the piece more visual interest because it added texture in an unsuspected way.

I used intertextuality by taking the Chicago Cloud Gate and turning it into a bean. The bean is to visually represent how the monument/ attraction/ sculputre looks like a bean but also to represent growth. Like many attractions in a city it is a breeding ground for people to visit and explore. The growth of the bean can take multiple meanings such as a growing city, the growing and expanding of the mind into a persons own interpretation of what the sculpture looks like, as well as the community growing as a whole when they interact each day, each hour, by the sculpture. The interpretation of "growth" is up to the observer but it is best to keep an open mind and look at all of the possibilities.

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