"You listen to too much pop punk, and now you don't believe in yourself." - A professor trying to get me out of my head, 2024
On Tuesday, I started working on getting this bank sign idea on the move. I created a small version of the “NO TRUST?” sign. I have to print out a copy of the small sign and get it ready to project onto the big screen.
I couldn’t be in class on Thursday. The recording project I am working on ran very late. This was unfortunate as I wanted to get started on my sign right away. But I will have to get started on it this weekend to make up for the time I lost today. I have what I need to get started. I’ve never worked on something like this before, but I am ready to learn. I think this sign idea is going to look really cool when it’s finished. I want it done.
Since Tuesday, other ideas have surfaced. I really want to make a project with syringes. More specifically, I want to take a blank white canvas, and attach as many syringes as I can in a grid-pattern, pointed out. I want it to be a wall of needles, pointing at the viewer. I feel like that would be an intimidating image and a little dangerous as well. I would clean and sterilize the needles ahead of time, of course. But I just feel that the image of rows and rows of needles, emphasizing how much medication I’ve taken in just the two years I’ve been on it, would be powerful. While I like the “Photo Every Day” series, and have been keeping up with that, I feel like I want to do something more.
I wrote about this last week. I think it's really going to come down to the presentation. How am I going to display these seemingly random images to an audience? I have been writing a short splash text for each photo as well as documenting a song that particularly stood out to me on that day. I don’t think I’m going to include text in the series. Text can give things away, and I don’t want that.
Right now, my order for ideas is:
- NO TRUST? (bank sign project)
- Story Of My Life (temporary name for the Photo Every Day series)
- Untitled Needles Project