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Me, Myself & Ishmael Beah

The purpose of this Endurance paper was to meet the character (Ishmael Beah) from the book I read: A Long Way Gone . Also, to become another person, to become empty and to define who you are. I chose to connect with Ishmael Beah because we have similar life experiences, the way how we got to Read More…

The Elements of Poetry

It is said that a painting can share thousands of words and stories. In order to capture this complexity, poetry is formed as a result. The way in which a poem can be written can be teach its story through … Continue reading

Earth’s Connection

Introduction: In my poem, I felt the need to use very natural and organic words. I wanted to make an obvious connection with the human race and earth through phrases such as “connected in a delicate balance”. The focus of … Continue reading

Milestone #4: Earths Connection

Introduction: In my poem, I felt the need to use very natural and organic words. I wanted to make an obvious connection with the human race and earth through phrases such as “connected in a delicate balance”. The focus of what earth does for us was also a subject I wanted to tie into my Read More…

Words for Images

The element I chose was earth. In the process of creating this poem, I was especially focused on the tonal aspect, consonants and sounds in repetition. Earth as an element has always spoken to me.           … Continue reading

Earth Translation

The purpose of this piece was to write a poem on what you saw in a painting. The painting you chose had to represent one of the four elements, earth, water, fire, and air. I chose earth as my element, … Continue reading

The Windy City Breathes

  The Windy City, home of falling leaves, and shattered trees F0- When the breeze temps you, a moment of doubt but you have learned from the tree, to never just go with the breeze F1-The winds stirs your beliefs, but does not change them F2 –It may knock you off balance, but not knock Read More…

Short Movie for Porcelain Home, by EP

I saw the element of change to be very important in connecting the Kabuki music with Japanese history; so, I wanted to make a video that captured the idea of harsh changes. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki came to mind when I thought of difficult times in Japan, and, by then, I had already […]

Island Music

Reggae By: GL on PhotoPeach For my rhythm I chose reggae, I knew a decent amount about this organic island sound and I just wanted to learn more. Reggae has a lot of natural beats and unique vocals which produces a profound sounding genre. I tried to figure out the 5 elements of Reggae and Read More…

Connecting Pow Wow to Burundi, by LN

I chose to study the rhythm Pow Wow to understand how it feels when you gather with people to get more connected. Every single element of Pow Wow is very important, because if one is missing, the others wouldn’t exist. … Continue reading