Monday, November 19, 2007

deconstruction ii

A little over a year ago I did a small project with a bunch of our students design group members. Utilizing a copy of a page out of a book, remove a portion of the words to create a new narrative. When we were finished, we all shared our results. The true vibe of what I was going for could only really be expressed orally. Without knowing where to pause, you would miss out on what was really going on in my mind. Mine was reminiscent of beatnik poetry. It was really easy and super fun. So fun in fact, that when I got home I did another one.


If I were reading this to out loud it would go something like this:

Forms of activity involve creativity.
Food, hand modified through ritual.
Ideas suggest the medium.
Such expressions—inspiration.

Expression leaves many unprotected—tempting space.
Sacred and secret incorporated into others.
Woman elaborately wrought in her daily skills.
Visit the creation.
Prod. Feel. Violate. Serve.

Define the identity.
Express.
Become ideas.
Protect the expressions.

9 comments:

Lynda said...

Sounds like an interesting project. When I first saw the words, I thought of those refrigerator magnets you can get.

Shades said...

I think that's a great project! What fun!

JQ said...

It's actually very deep, when you think about it...

Mel said...

Its over my head LOL.

Vegas Princess said...

This looks like a lot of fun! And hey you could do it anywhere and make boring places more interesting. Like that insurance meeting I had to suffer through today.

Leezer said...

Pixie:

I LOVE the new header and avatar!

I love this exercise - I wish I could take your class. The photo reminds me a bit of those refrigerator magnets that are simply words - hundreds of them - and you can make poetry out of them. Stuff like that can keep me entertained for hours.

Thanks for the idea!

Leezer said...

Pixie:

I LOVE the new header and avatar!

I love this exercise - I wish I could take your class. The photo reminds me a bit of those refrigerator magnets that are simply words - hundreds of them - and you can make poetry out of them. Stuff like that can keep me entertained for hours.

Thanks for the idea!

JQ said...

I like the new Mast head too, but why isn't wife up there? Don't think that you can get away with not having that up there. I will start a petition to have you add wife to your header.

In fact I think it should say "JQ's Sugar Momma"

❉ pixie ❉ said...

lynda—It is like those magnets, only without the ability to rearrange the words.

shades—You should try it sometime.

jq—Thank you. It is quite deep.

mel—:)

vp—That's why I thought I'd share. Maybe some of you will try it out and share your results with us.

leezer—Thanks! x2

jq—Be sure to send the petition to my agent.