10.23.2009

FINAL STATEMENT



The title of my accordion book is "Westport," simple and sweet. When it came time to create my juxtapositions, combining our photography and line studies, I always knew I was destined for westprot. Its historic feeling represents the past and present, and was deserving of a book.



When arranging photos to lines, it was apparent that there were key factors that needed to be considered. The most important of these factors being spacial relationships between the line studies themselves and the accompanying photo. Without a spacial relationship to create a rhythmic feeling linking the two images there would be no relation between the two. The pair would die and become a static mess. This was a problem at times, and became very troublesome. Even know as a finished pice there is still room for improvement.



When deciding the layout of my book, a narrative started to pop out at me. The first page of the book begins with a more simple straight forward juxtaposition, and then progresses to a slightly more complex juxtaposition, and finally ending with a truly intriguing juxtaposition. This pattern is repeated 3 times to create a wave pattern, less intense to most intense. Kind of like an "ooh aww" feeling.



The book as a whole portrays the small unnoticed rhythms in westport and enhances them through juxtaposition. Mixing organic elements like that of a tree trunk, with that of a similar line manipulation. Or the geometric corners of a robust building with its doppelganger. While at the same time maintaining a sense of westport, and showing its movement through these rhythmic juxtapositions.



There is something more to this project, it has elevated my development processes to a complete other level. There are so many doors that can be opened, and so many problems that can be solved using this same development process that has been employed in these accordion books.

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