Monday, April 10, 2017

Project Proposal

a statement of the area of interest, thesis statement, introduction
To compare how the environment of past and present Pensacola has changed in the past years using old photographs as a basis for observation, as well as restoration methods used on historic buildings
a list of primary research (at least 6)
pensacola news journal historic photos

locations to conduct fieldwork

a list of no less than 4 kinds of information/sample collections/data they will gather in the field
photographs, up close observation, sketches, observation of how things such as plant life have changed compared to old photographs, research restoration methods and how faithful wood type, construction methods etc is compared to original in restored houses

a proposed statement of the type of final project/product you will design and create
scrapbook style journal with organized findings as in an old travel or observation diary (alternatively power point or large poster display)

Monday, February 6, 2017


The idea of chimeras, hybrids and monsters immediately causes me to think of traditional cryptids and urban legends, which I attempted to explore in this project. I wanted to show different types of creatures in different settings; I wanted to explore the idea of monsters created, rumored and integrated into society. Victorian society is generally thought of to be very polite so I thought it would be amusing to do people with snake heads. I attempted to do a manipulation resembling a low resolution found footage photograph of a creature rumored to exist, in this case of something like a Jersey Devil. I also wanted to do a science fiction type created chimera. 


Thursday, February 2, 2017