Being referred, unfortunately, came as no surprise. I struggled immensely with the final major project. It was a shameful toil that I don’t like to reflect on. The work that I have accomplished during this referral period has easily doubled, if not tripled the work I could show for the initial deadline. I’m slowly beginning document my ideas in a visual manner, learning to relax and play. I am capable of being free and unkempt but when it comes to my work I like to control all aspects. Surrender is a fleeting yet tangible skill. I hope that in this presented body of work you can begin to see the delicate shift. I have also noticed, even post-referral, that I have a strong tendency to over edit. I credit this, in part, with the bleakness of my initial work.
In regard to the feedback I received, I focused on three main aspects: visualizing concepts, maintaining a reflective journal, and relating contextual references to my own work. In my sketchbook, you will find numerous lines of enquiry, established and visualized. I found this most relevant because upon submission, I presented only one idea that eventually became my final, with no evidence of development. I’ve also included a small, yet valid, reflective journal. Contextual references supported by annotations can be found on this blog.
Reviewing this body of work, I feel comfortable in stating that there is a clear indication of positive change. Beyond the sizable difference in the amount of work, this submission presents a rich and evidently stronger representation of my ability.