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Marquis Simmons

​For the fourth quarter we were given a list of projects that we were to complete. Instead of sticking to the script, Ms. Hull allowed me a chance to create my own projects. I took this as a chance for me to try some things I hadn't done all year which was to create projects that were "different" than the usual things we do. 

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The first things I created was a giant pencil made out of little pencils. I did this because I though it would look cool and also be something that no one else would think of. My next project was the big stop light. I used paint for this one because this isn't a tool I usually use. The last two pictures are of a project that Ms. Hull gave me the idea for. She wanted me to create something new for something I was greatly interested in. I decided to create new logos and uniforms/jerseys for my favorite sports teams. 
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Q4 Niyala Brownlee

    For this quarter there were a lot of classes that we were not assigned work. Though I do think this quarter went by smoother than the last one. This quarter I don't think I did as much assigned work as the last quarter. For the majority of the quarter, I had done two hours on a piece rather than an assigned piece. Sadly we never got to draw a picture of the garden on 22nd and something (I'm bad at direction so I don't know it's address). I plan to work on drawing nature over the summer so I will first start on my garden then try the garden at Tanny park. (Which is beautiful by the way. I will upload some of the edited pictures I took also.)
    I don't think I am taking art next year but I would love to take it for senior year. I would also want to know if photography would be counted as work in art class. (Not Instagram photography) I would also love to work on painting and body art. Well since this reflection is getting out of hand, I will end it here and start posting the pictures.
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What If? Q4 History Benchmark


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My point of divergence is during Paul Revere's midnight ride. There is a point in which he came across a couple of British officers on horseback and had to evade them. He really had managed to, but I changed it so they had actually caught him. As a result of this, the future I envisioned is the United States remaining a British territory and potentially being called British America. This came to be because Paul Revere was making the ride to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them due to their involvement in a potential rebellion. Since Paul Revere never reached his destination, I made it so Adams and Hancock got arrested. Adams was an avid leader when it came to the rebellion and Hancock was an rich and influential man (who was going to be elected to be President of the Continental Congress the month after he escaped arrest), so I made it so that when people heard about them being arrested (due to being exposed by a British spy, who had reported to British General Thomas Gage) they began to get suspicious of everyone and could not organize themselves enough to start a full-on rebellion.

I liked that this project called for a little bit of story-telling and gives a view as to how a butterfly effect can happen. I think the most challenging was making the story believable; there could be many loopholes of what could have happened instead of what you want to happen and you have to be sure to cover everything. The most interesting fact I uncovered was that Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere (among others) were all a part of a group called the Mechanics who organized rebellions and plans to achieve freedom from the British and that there were really spies in their midst. In fact, the only reason why Adams and Hancock were to be arrested is because a spy discovered that they were powerful leaders who lead rebellious attacks and were a danger to British rule. The spy reported to General Thomas Gage, and he organized their arrest. 

The actions of individuals impact the historical record because a lot of history deals with a group of people and a leader or numerous leaders. Whether or not the people follow a leader affects the course of history and the side the people are on also affects history. If a leader didn't step forward to guide people, then the majority would probably be afraid to step forth and make a change. Systemic changes impact the historical record because systemic changes is what usually leads to a change in the people, in general. For example, one of the reasons colonists began to retaliate against the British is because they were being taxed quite obscenely and though they were being taxed, they weren't being represented properly. They didn't want the high taxes or want the Acts the British tried to pass that taxed them, though not directly (as the Stamp Act had), and so they started to fight against their rule and the colonies started to establish their own mini-governments. One decision could change everything in history, especially if the choices are worlds apart. One decision could impact how things are handled and what happens to certain people. The decision hold even more power if it is from a very influential person who is high on the social ladder. 

I think the project could be improved by giving us a set presentation style. I feel like I didn't really know where to go when it came to presenting the project and I wasn't entirely sure as to how long it should be or if I was adding things that weren't needed. If I had to do it over, I would read the history around the revolution (and that time period in general) because though I knew a lot about it, I wanted to go back and check everything and in the end, I actually had to alter my point of divergence and explain a lot of history that I didn't expect to explain.


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History Journal #31: 04-10-2012

“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

What does this proverb mean?

The hunter is the man. The lions are the animals that will never have their story told. The hunter will always be seen as the good guy because he is the winner. Only the stories of winners are told.

List an example to which you think this proverb applies too:

            I think this proverb applies to the story of Christopher Columbus. Although he helped discover America, there were already people on the land, the Native Americans. And Christopher Columbus went into America and slaughter, hurt, and raped the natives. 

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English Journal #40: 03/05/2012:

“Love is like the rain. It comes out in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you're not careful it will drown you.”

-       Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory

This quote is beautiful. It speaks of how a mere crush can go spiraling out of control and then the crush turns into LOVE. I think that Danticat was trying to show people how love is and how love can change a person in so many ways, in the most different ways. She compares love to rain because rain is unpredictable. Rain can be very bipolar. A little bit of rain can leave you asking for more, like love. A lot can make you run around like a lunatic…like love. She says when dealing with love you have to be carefree.

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English Journal #3: 09/13/2012

(On this day, Mr. Block through an egg onto the floor and told us to write about the egg in the point of view through the chicken, floor, egg, chick, farmer, etc.)

            Extra! Extra! Extra! CHICKEN KILLER ON THE LOOSE!

            Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 8:34 A.M. The police were called to the scene. I was a chicken doing my daily clucking activities: laying eggs, pecking at things, and bawking around the open fields. As you can see, I run a tight schedule.

            On my daily patrol around SLA, I headed to Mr. Block’s room. He is a peck-cular man. Often likes to do things in a different way and he has a group of students that do the same peck-cular things as he does. When I to his room, there was an amassing crowd around a splattered like goo. As I approached the crowd, I SAW IT. It was an egg I had laid only days ago, it was my BABY! MY BABY, never to have a life on the farm or on a plate. Why? Why cruel world?! This man, the murderer…and his students, the accessories to the crime. I ran as fast as I could to the officer, Officer Byrd. Oh how I loved her name… it’s a very common name in our community…Byrd, Peckerson, Clerk, you know.

            Everyone questions the killer but I didn’t do that. I did what every chicken from the Egglands Best Farms would have done; I asked the shoe the floor, and the table. They all told me and confirmed to me that it was the evil English and World History Teacher, Mr. Block!

(After that we talked about ways to write better)

            3 Parts to help us write better:

·      Hold in different types of writing.

·      Don’t just keep ideas in your mind, write it out!

·      Point of views can be very biased, history is often written by the winners.

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Election Country Project

BY: Elona M. Robert B. Gil G.

For this project we were assigned a country in order to learn about their election process for electing their president, and find someone in that country to ask questions to a second person in the country about the presidential elections. The ones we contact in the country could be anything from, a school/ offices/ business and average people. The election country that we were assigned was S.Korea. Through our research we found that S.Korea's president is elected through a plurality vote and serves a single five year term. We also found that their Presidential election are going to be held in December 2012 and that they recently had an election for the National Assembly in April 2012. The person I contacted for help with this project was through facebook.


Conversation with S.Korean Citizen:

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After sending him the questions and having the set up ready he unfortunately backed out on us and was unable to help. We contacted sever agencies as well however there was no response from them as well.


After the project I realized that there were many di fferences between the S.Korean and the American election systems, such as in the states a president can serve for two terms four years each, but in S.Korea they only serve one term of five years. I also noticed that their National Assembly has an important role in th e country.

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There were many ups and downs in the process, for anyone doing this project I would tell them to keep in mind the language and time barriers, the time difference is very different and that was also a big issue for us. I did however learn a lot through this process including finding a person around the world that can help.
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Globalization Benchmark

Link to Benchmark:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1s3euMlHdpORmqtO5QmL8IckF3qxwCM738EIeSZNcsr0/edit


Reflection on project:

Some of the most challenging parts of this project were finding what part of globalization that we learned in class to use and to pick from and collecting the images. To collect the images we had to take the pictures ourselves but I dont have a very good camera so that posed a problem and my favorite image in the project is one of a child's hands holding the American Flag as it is growing out of her hands, its a little hard to describe but that is my favorite picture, mostly because it fits perfectly with what I was trying to explain about globalization in that section of my benchmark. I personally believe that evidence of globalization in Philadelphia is greater then that of other states because Philadelphia was the first city created and it hold the most history. I learned a lot through this project, inclulding how to connect globalization to different places in Philadelphia, and the process of finding the places I need in order to best explain Globalization.
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Quarter 4 Benchmark Reflection

This English school year I tried my best then messed up sometimes but now I know my mistakes and can help me in the future. Looking back at the year I grew as a writer and improved in other areas. Everyone is at different levels but no matter what if you put everything you can into the work you will get the grade you deserve.

 

My strengths in English are reading books and collaborating with others about the story.  My weakness in English is my process with the projects I wait until last minute or don’t stay focused in class but I think from the beginning of the school I have gotten better at that, also my spelling I want to work on my writing a lot more I am very creative and I think if I really try I can have great pieces of writing.

 

Going back and looking at my work Is funny also something that all students should do because you get to change things, know what you need to work on also remember your year. It’s funny because it’s like oh my god I wrote that or what was I thinking if its something that you didn’t think you would write or do. Some issues that occurred were my journal entries because my journal entries were not organized and fully done I went back and polished my journal entries. 

 

The piece I am most proud of is my Macbeth creative. I did a keynote with my own pictures and some from the Internet that show lady Macbeths journey. I feel as though I did my best on this project. What I wanted to do was make people understand her change through my own pictures and how I thought this the picture should be and others understanding it. I worked on it whenever we had time to, I was focused.

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"What If...?" History Benchmark: Dr. King assassinated in 1958.

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To view my project (which is a webpage), please click here.

Point of Divergence: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1958.

For my point of divergence, I focused on Dr. King getting assassinated in 1958. Historically, Dr. King was stabbed in 1958 by a woman named Izola Curry. In reality, he barely survived. However, for the sake of this project, the stabbing was fatal. As a result of the incident, America was altered. The Civil Rights movement became far more violent, as Dr. King was a supporter of nonviolent protests. Malcolm X stepped up and led the movement after Dr. King passed away, making him more distinguished in it.

As a result of the POD, the future America would continue to be segregated. After Dr. King passed in 1958, Jim Crow laws were once again enforced because the Civil Rights movement became violent. This forced the country to enforce segregation so that another violent casualty could not occur. Since the laws were enforced, African Americans eventually became more tolerant of them. The reason is because the supporters of nonviolence would never find another leader like Dr. King to bring them together.

I liked the fact that this project allowed me to think deeply about an outcome of a different situation. I have always found myself wondering questions like "What if this happened instead". This project gave me the opportunity to explore this thought for a lasting topic that I find very compelling, the fight for equality. It was however difficult finding primary sources that would support my point of divergence, as there were not many available. For example, it took me a while to find the psychiatric examination records of Izola Curry (the woman that stabbed MLK). There were not many primary sources about her out there, most were secondary. Luckily, I eventually found what I was looking for when going on a website about his life.

A very interesting fact that I learned was that changing the date of a small event could greatly change the world as we know it. At first, I didn't think that my point of divergence would have changed the world today by much because Dr. King was actually assassinated. However, by changing the date that it happened, the future turned out very different. There were so many differences as a result of my POD that I could only focus on one change. Otherwise, I would have been writing an entire book.

Systemic changes impart history because most historic evens occur that a group of people come together. As individuals, we are puny. But together, we are a force to be reckoned with. Anyway, I could have improved my project my going through a checklist. If I had made one early on, I could have checked my progress throughout the entire process. At the end, I felt like I was unsure whether or not I was missing something.


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Imani Rothwell Journal

My art really reflect the growth that I have done. Before I was not so artisic and the only thing I would draw is stick figuers. Through this year I really am starting to engjoy art. My first tile I did with a friend. We thought this would be cool since it is a hang out spot. My next I wanted to feel like a kid again and do some hand painting. I even got some friends to come and join in. My last its an expression of my happiness. I was happy and I just colored from the heart. I had two more tiles but my iphoto or phone was working. Sorry you could not see them.
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What if History Benchmark: What if President Garfield Lived?

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Point of Divergence (POD): 
The metal detector, that was created by Alexander Graham Bell, would detect the bullet located in President Garfield and his doctors would be able to remove it and heal from infection allowing him to recover and live. 

I chose this POD because I thought it would make the most sense to change this point of President Garfield's life. It is ironic because when the procedure was preformed with the metal detector, Alexander Bell and the physicians did not realize that the reason the metal detector was malfunctioning was because Garfield was actually laying on a metal bed frame. Metal bedframes were very uncommon at that time. If they had realized this, they would have been able to successfully remove the bullet. 
My idea of what 2012 would be likfe today, would be true equality. Although there are many attempts to dissolve the tention between races, there is still much conflict. With the effort that Garfield planned to put forth would have broken down that barrier and equality wouldn't be topic of talk any longer. 
I enjoyed actually making my project. It is very visual and there are not many words so the answer does not exactly jump out at the viewer and I like that. I feel as though my project is very creative. The internet tool that I used was great to work with. On the other hand, it was a little faulty so it was somewhat difficult to get such things as links, pictures, and audio to work correctly. I believe that was the most challenging part of creating my project. After reading just a small amount about James Garfield, the first thing that came to my mind was true equality. 
The most interesting fact was definitely the POD. I just found it very interesting that if they had realized that the metal bedframe was the cause for the malfunction, Garfield would have fulfilled his term in office and most likely would have changed many things and even created a stronger government.  
The actions of individuals can change history because everything can become a chain affect. This could be in a positive or negative way. This means that big things can change which can totally alter history.  
When systems change, typically the impact affects more people and create more change. Therefore, systemic change can drastically impact the historical record. Systems are all around us so if one were to change or not to change, that could lead that system and many other systems down a different path creating a different outcome. 
One decision can absolutely influence the historical landscape drastically. Like I have noted before, everything is a chain. Decisions come from "this" or "that." This creates a bigger impact because typically when one thing changes, as does another. One decision can change a person, a group of people, a company, a government, a country, the world. 
I think the only way this would be improved would be if I was able to get all the information for the pictures I used but other than that, I am very satisfied and very proud of the work I have created. 
I would do all of my citations first rather than after the fact because it would have created more organization and an easier way to give accurate credit to all the photos I used. 


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Art(photos)

For q4 art I experienced with photography and I played around with different levels of photos. I also played around with the lighting of my photos so that I could try to to figure out what works for me and my photos. One of the things that I learned throughout this journey was that the lighting really depends on the complexion of the person and the background that they are in. Another thing that I learned was that the background could take away from or add to the picture. THis is a picture of some very beautiful people who volunteered to do a photo shot for me and I believe that their pictures came out wonderful the light and the way that she enjoyed taking the photos.
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Q4 Artwork - Doroba

The 4th quarter was one of the best quarters of art this year for me. I had fun with my drawings this quarter, and put in my best work. The projects were interesting, to be able to draw something that is in motion and express emotions through art were really cool. 

The abstract emotion project, my emotion was 'loneliness'. All the blue circle represent normal people, and then the one solo red circle is the person felling lonely.I have seen other art pieces similar to this one, and I wanted to be able to create on like those myself. In the abstract motion art, I did those swinging balls, to show one of the balls in motion, I put it as I would see the ball swinging back to hit the other balls. I used some cool, funky paint for the background and slowly blended them together in circular motions to give the background a little spice. The abstract art I used a center point and just kind of drew wavy lines coming out and a multicolored background to bring out the rays of lines. The close up drawing of a lilly was on of the best I did, I think, How the pastels blended together were perfect with bold lines and a black background really bringing out the flowers peddles. 


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CSheridan;What If Benchmark

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Here is my Q4 "What If" benchmark.

Topic:

What if the Social Security Act was not passed by Congress?

Click here to view my final product.


Reflection:

            For my project, I decided to change the history of the Social Security Act. My main question was “What if the Social Security Act was not passed by Congress?” After researching about this topic, I found out that this act helped provide financial support to the homeless, unemployed, elderly, and disabled. It gave them a small income just so they were able to obtain the proper necessities of life. During the Great Depression, unemployment devastated the lives of individuals and had a critical effect on the economy. Older Americans as a group was particularly affected by this crisis even though improvements in medicine meant people were living longer. Yet many elderly Americans faced age discrimination that made it difficult to find employment. The Social Security Act basically provided unemployment insurance for workers, aid to needy children who had lost one or both parents, and disability insurance for workers who could not work on account of an injury.           

            The future that I envisioned resulting from my POD was that young adults were not gaining jobs due to the fact that older workers had first priority. Also, from this drastic change it left the sick and homeless with no hope to living a normal life. From all this, the unemployment rate would continue to increase and eventually leading to massive protests and riots against the government.

            The most challenging thing about this project was connecting actual primary sources to my new topic since they were completely different events. I was able to relate pictures to my POD because they are more flexible and can be changed easily. I really liked how I could choose my own idea and develop my own masterpiece. It was difficult at times to make something that did not have a drastic domino effect on society, but after several tries I was able to choose something I am proud of. If I could do this project all over again, I would probably add more fake primary sources because that is when you can add creativity to your final product. For example, I really wanted to make a video newscast of my POD so it was as if it was realistic. Overall, I am very satisfied with my final product, and it is something that I am really proud of.


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Art Blog - Q4

This quarter I painted all of my drawings and just painted on what interested me most. Thorough out this quarter I painted 5 paints and drew a couple of abstracts. Because of the missed day of my teacher my art work was thrown out and pictures couldn't be taken of the first few of them. The first pictures I drew with pastels and the work was abstract art filled with many different colors. The next weeks work was a tree that was brown I painted it with pink and red flowers. The next week I painted a changing sunset in the valley with the blending  colors red orange yellow and colors in between that. The next week I painted a replica of the rap groups Odd Future's "OF" donut on a large piece of paper. The week after that I started a new painting and was going to paint the superman symbol. During that week those got thrown out and so I started and tried to recreate these projects. Through this quarter I completed my assignments in every class and enjoyed it as I was painting them.

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Q4 USH BM Jakobi Martin-Howard

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  • Describe your Point of Divergence.
    My point of divergence was, What if, Osama Bin Laden was killed in the Battle Of Jaji in May of 1987, during the Soviet War in Afghanistan.  I chose to focus on this because I thought it would be unique to imagine a world, as well as a life to some without Osama Bin Laden, of course I couldn't touch on the topic of 9/11, but since that's what most know Osama for, many would never know who Osama Bin Laden was.  

  • What is the future you envisioned resulting from the POD? (short summary)
    I envisioned the future being a lot more peaceful.  Muslim's wouldn't be looked at as aliens or outsiders, they'd be accepted all across America.  Terrorism would be as common as well, Bin Laden was famous for his terroristic acts, and since him, terrorism has become more common.  I believe if he was killed in 1987, many terroristic acts that took place, wouldn't have happened.
  • What did you like about this project? What was most challenging?
    I liked the fact that we got to choose what we wanted to look into and what we wanted to focus on.  Most projects are assigned, but this one was what ever we wanted it to be.  The most challenging part about my project, was not talking about 9/11.  9/11 was a big part of Osama Bin Laden and his image and how he became known to many people in America, and it's weird because if he was killed in 1987, many people wouldn't have ever know who he was, not only because 9/11 didn't happen but because around that time, he was just coming into the light and grasping power.
  • Describe the most interesting fact or event that you investigated.
    I found it very interesting that Osama was a very wealthy man and that he helped fund a whole rebellion, it makes me wonder many different things.  One being that if he never inherited the money from his father and his family never became well known, would he have ever been involved in the battle of Jaji and would he have ever been any different from any other Saudi Arabian man born around around that time.
  • How do the actions of individuals impact the historical record?
    Actions of individuals impact history A LOT.  Osama was one of the leaders in the War On Terror.  If he had died in 1987, there would've been no war.  Terrorism wouldn't have been as popular either.  As I said before people link Osama Bin Laden to terrorism, all the time, but with him dead, terrorism wouldn't be that popular and wouldn't be used as much world-wide.
  • How do systemic changes impact the historical record?
    Systemic changes also affect history a lot.  Osama Bin Laden was a dictator and allowed people to believe in terrorism and that America was their enemy, and even though he has died, his ways live on.  Many of those in the Arabin Nation and Muslim nation see Americans as their enemies.
  • How influential can one decision be in the historical landscape?
    One decision can be very influential, Osama bin Laden proved that, he chose to fund the revolt and with that one choice he began a full out war.  Without him funding the the soldiers and recruiting soldiers, there wouldn't have been a full out war, I believe that there would've been a couple of battles and fights here and there, but not a full blown war.
  • How could this project be improved?
    I believe that I could've improved the project by researching the Battle Of Jajji a little more.  I think I could've been able to find a better and more interesting way for Osama to be killed.  
  • If you had it to do over, what would you change about your process for the project?
    I would change the death of Osama, I would make it a lot more interesting and research it a lot more.

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Kamilah's Quarter 4 Art: Rise of The Ink

​During the fourth quarter, we were required to do two hours of work per week of anything we wanted. Originally I tried to stick to the list of art that was suggested that we tried making but I quickly got bored with doing that as my interest grew in something else; drawing in pen. I spent a lot of the quarter having to draw in pen because i could never find a pencil. Then i realized that there was a skill in drawing in ink and that I should pursue it so I did. Just about all the pictures below were done in all ink and I experimented in all of them with shading and the use of thin and thick lines. 
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Q4 Art Work qmalik

In this quarter, i choose not to follow the projects but instead of given projects, i tried to focus on drawing faces, hands and stuff like that. I total made 9 drawings including eye, lips, 2 portraits, flower, butterfly, shoes, eye with eyebrow, hands. I tried my best to do shading well so that they look realistic. I never drew hands because i cannot draw. But in this quarter, i tried to draw them, it does not look more realistic as other drawings but still i did my best and improved in drawing hands. And also, i did not make pictures of drawings because it doest not look good so that's why i scanned them.
Here are my drawings :)
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Q4 Blog Post - Fangda

In Quarter 4 I mostly working on my Capstone project, some photos and some anime character drafts I designed. I didn't draw any artworks with color because I think my creation needs to be trained more instead of my skills. Most of the characters I drew is designed by me. But the first one is an exception. I love this character so much that I don't even consider as a fake character any more. The character, Furukawa Nagisa from the anime "CLANNAD" has her soul. It is portrayed so well in the anime that I have been strongly influenced by her. I drew the this anime using sketch techniques and it seems so well, better than I had imagined.
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And here is another draft for Nagisa and her family in the anime who touched me deeply in my heart.
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What If?

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The point of divergence of my project was that G.M.B. Dobson, creator of the photoelectric spectrometer dies of influenza in May 1927. Through his invention, the world learned about the ozone layer, and the harmful affects that it has on humans. Media erupted with news about the ozone layer depletion, and what that meant for safety precautions. Things such as sun screen were invented to protect the UV rays from damaging our skin.


The world would be in an entire frenzy. The world eventually would die off from skin cancer. Research shows that skin cancer has a specific strand that can imbed itself into DNA, therefore passing it on to other generations. The vision was that anyone over the age of 50 definitely has skin cancer, because there was no sun screen, precautions, etc. taken to prevent these things from happening. That also means that all the generations below also have that strand of DNA. The life expectancy decreases, along with the population, and the world looks similar to the movie I Am Legend. The major difference is that, there are no zombies. The way that strand gets into DNA was one of the most interesting things I learned from this project.

The historical records of G.M.B. Dobson are very few. There are pictures, but very few quotes besides magazines. I had to rely on text book information and things such as that to gather extrapolations. This individual changed the system of life we know of today. Even though the ozone depletion didn't stop the world from continuing to destroy it, but at least everyone is aware of the concept of Going Green.

If I had to do this project over again, I would change the way I presented the radio show. I liked how it looked for the website, but if I had the help/resources I needed, I would have recorded a live radio show, and made it feel more real. However, I already had a listening piece, and I thought the audio+video approach would go better for the website. Overall, I enjoyed creating my final product. I wish I could have shown more pictures of "present day", but I didn't want to take too much from previous movies or clips to express that. I would rather the viewer have the option to picture a world so small that everyone knows each other.
[Back Up] URL: SkinCancerEpidemic2012.blogspot.com
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Artist Statement:

For our last quarter in art we were given 6 similar but different art projects. 3 of which were under the topic of abstract and the other 3 were observation drawings. At first I was confused as to how I should go about my abstract drawings. After researching different paintings and drawings I was able to get an idea of what I would do. My favorite abstract projects were the photographs I feel that my drawings don't show the same emotion as my photographs do, they speak more to me. During the time that I would draw I would need to find inspiration and I found little of it. While on the other hand I would be able to find paint and mix it and find so much uniqueness with in the mixture. For my observation drawings I found that I was able to use lessons from our 9th grade year and put it to work. My favorite art piece would have to be the landscape drawing in which I was able to see more artistic ability with in me that I thought I didn't have. I was able to capture details from the view of a window and show a sections of Philadelphia's center city. Through out the time that I drew the landscape drawing I was able to connect with a different aspect of life and leave reality. If I were to enhance this art piece I would draw what I saw and not what was there. 


​Below are my art projects: 

Abstraction Emotion-
Art2.
Art 3.
​Abstraction Motion
Art 54.
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​Abstract-
Art 1
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​Observation Drawing - Close up drawing
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​Observation Drawings - Landscape
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English Journal #15: 


I want to write about colors. Green trees, blue skies, white clouds, my pink shirt. Colors. I want to write about sunshine and happiness. We shouldn't think about yesterday, or 3 days from now. We should be thinking about this moment and the wonderful things we can make out of today. I want to write about now. Sometimes things are too stressful that we get caught up in that. I do that too, benchmarks, softball, and relationships. I want to write about taking a step back and enjoying life for what it's worth. 



English Journal #26: 

My own poem: 


We don't know what we get ourselves into 

So we have to kids the mistakes we wish we 

never made. 

Tomorrow's a brand new day. 

A new day of insecurities, worries, and 

mistaken identity.

A new day of fear that people will

find out who we really are inside.

We don't know what we get ourselves into. 

The fake smiles, and constant agony of already of 

trying to be "better" than we

already are. 

We all have something to hide. 



English Journal #43:

"One boy told me" write 3 lines that stand out.


- We're all poets when were little 

- Oatmeal cookies make my throat gallop.

- I do and don't love you, isn't that happiness?



Write a story incorporating one of the lines: 


Oatmeal cookies make my throat gallop. The crunchy taste, gets richer with each bite. The coarse texture, bumpy but fragile. But if broken, crumbs everywhere. On your favorite shirt, stuck to the corner of your mouth, and all over the table. Then comes mom, sponge in left, paper towel in right. She cleans you up just right. Just so you can enjoy your favorite cookie, with a cold glass of milk by its side. 

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