About My Capstone
Leaving Science Leadership Academy(SLA) to start a new beginning, I felt like it was only right to give the students and teachers of SLA something different to think and learn about. I chose to raise awareness for Bipolar Disorder. I chose to do this project because multiple people in my family suffer from a mental illness and the most common one is bipolar disorder. I would like for people to know that this is a real problem in the world that is not talked about. So, I put together a presentation to educate my fellow peers and teachers about bipolar disorder that reflects on the school's five core values. Bipolar Disorder is when a person's chemicals in the brain are not regulated and can result in a depressed or manic state. The process of making my final product which is a video and power point which was a good experience. With the final video to my project my partner and I were able to interview two people who have bipolar disorder and get to know what they go through and some things that they deal with. The interview was quite easy, the making and editing was challenging but in the end, it worked out. In this project, I was able to learn more about bipolar disorder and learn how it affects people. This project was extremely helpful to me and I am hoping that it will be useful to someone else in need of information.
Link to PowerPoint: https://prezi.com/view/Tn4qfLk81eVNl9D5msCx/
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Compared to my other art work this piece does not relate to my other work. With this project was kind of easy. Drawing the birds was the easiest. Because it is mixed media I had to have about three or four things that were not the same and of different objects. I decided to use markers for the sky and a hot glue gun for the rain. I felt like that was the most creative. The rain and the grass made my work more of a 3-D type of work piece. I painted the birds and I used a silverback tac for the bigger birds eye. I did not really use any other pictures for this project. I just thought of it. My birds do not really look like any specific type of bird, I just drew and it came out how it came out.
My art relates to the world I live in because people today to alot for other people. It shows giving and doing what’s good for people you love, it gives/show's purpose. This art pieces relates to me because I give to everyone and anyone. I am a giving person. My piece could impact the world because it could be used as do as your parents/ someone who loved you did for you. Give and you will be given to. Patience is key in doing any art work. And just doing and and see where it takes you. With mines I just started drawing and a bird came. With painting i just grabbed colors and that is how my art came out the way it did. You just have to not think about it and just do it. I think that, that is where the best work comes from.
In contemporary art my work fits with an former artist named Keith Haring who is no longer alive. I believe that my art piece fits with his, iIt gives off the feeling of letting people think what they want about it/ people having their own perception of what they think your art piece means. My art piece is pretty obvious that there are two birds and the bigger bird is feeding the little one but that can mean anything. Keith’s art is with two stick figure people in a room with lines above their heads which could mean they are at a party or they are trying to help each other out. There are so many other ways you could see that art as.
Doing this piece I was not inspired by any other work.
In conclusion, I am very proud of my artwork. I feel that mixed media art has pulled a more artistic side from me, taught me that art is not always planned, it will never ever come out how you want it to. Overall I like that a lot of people will look at my work and think of different things like the meaning and why I did certain things the way I did them.
Haring , Keith. "Keith Haring | Pop Shop 1 (Best Buddies) (1987) | Available for Sale | Artsy." Artsy - Discover, Research, and Collect the World's Best Art Online. N.p., 1987. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <https://www.artsy.net/artwork/keith-haring-pop-shop-1-best-buddies>.
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Thousands of people are using social media to fight for social justice in the Standing Rock and Dakota Access Pipeline situation.
These hashtags has took this protest to another level. The hashtags has gotten so many people involved in standing up with them including celebrities. They have also gotten them connections with different organizations and companies to help out with different things. They also did so good with the hashtags by getting people involved and business that put their money into this pipeline are withdrawing because of the big mess it is making.
Social media plays a big role with helping and getting support for the situation. Social media has gotten them this far, I’m sure they will push to get them justice until then they will not back down. I read an article that stated the temperatures are dropping and some engineers volunteered to make small places for them to stay like tipis, huts just so they can stay warm and still fight for what they believe in.
Here's a video that will help you understand that you play a role in this too but you need to help out physically.
Are you going to stand with standing rock now?