My final project was about astrology. It took me some time to figure out what to do for this project. I felt like I had to do something really cool because this is my final project. Though, I couldn't do something too big because the short time limit we had. After many hours of thinking, I came up with astrology. I thought this topic was interesting because people just like to read a daily horoscope and think nothing of it. My project switches between believing the world of zodiacs and making fun of it.
I was totally lost for my art portion. The other projects, I somewhat knew what to take of my art. I spent meetings with Mr. Grandi looking for inspiration, then we finally found something I could do in a short amount of time. I then looked at the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He collects natural materials and places them in different positions to make it seem like the materials belong in that environment.
I wanted my environment to be rainy and gloomy. So it took some time to find a perfect day to take pictures.
I used twigs I found in my backyard. I made sure to break them all into different pieces so that I could find different ways to place them. The seashells and sand are from Dewey Beach, Delaware. I found a birthday candle from the depths of the back of the raw ingrediant cupboard. I wiped off the white stripes and broke the candle in half.
The way I placed the items represent me. Each zodiac sign has a main element. My zodiac sign is Aries and my main element is fire. I wanted to show how the element of fire doesn't show my whole personality. The seashells represent water at how I'm calm on the outside. The earth represents walls and blocking out. The candle represent the internal flame inside.
I wanted to reflect the horoscope of multiple historical events. The problem with this idea is that it is hard to record the horoscope of past events. Either no one was around who was interested in the area, or it wasn't recorded.
I started over. I created horoscopes from the event of 911. I did a horoscope of the event. The paragraphs explain what the zodiac sign should do to recover from 911. The other two paragraphs are 'written before the event.' I got the idea of that from the York Daily Record of September 12th.
Maliyah Benson Historical Horoscope Historical Event: September 11, 2001
Aries: Today will be a great loss of pride to Aries. A respectable object will lose its value and betrayal will cross your path. You might need to take a break and re-think the situation. Anger takes a part during the day, but a emotional break is needed. Capricorn: Today you will be filled with mixed emotions. You need to be surrounded by family and friends to keep you steady. At home with a cup of your favorite hot drink is recommended for the sudden emotions.
Before the event: Aquarius: Do something for yourself tonight. Go out to eat at your favorite restaurant. Today is all about you. Don’t plan anything and just have “me-time.” Take it slow. To Do Tonight: Destress yourself with a relaxing bath or a foot soak.
Scorpio: Nothing will happen if you complain. Make that change for yourself. Just do what you have to and complete your goal! You’ll feel that the weight has been lifted. To Do Tonight: Plan for an adventurous vacation.
I created song lyrics to make fun of the personalities of the zodiac signs. The lyrics ended up sounding like poems. Honestly, it was somewhat hard to figure out what to say for each zodiac.
Zodiac Song Lyrics
Maliyah Benson Zodiac Lyrics
The first sign is Aries Well, there’s too much to say They can’t keep their anger at bay Nevertheless, their confident personality Is important to their fiery reality
Secondly the heavy bull Taurus is strong and hard to pull Don’t try to get them from their home Once they sit down they’ll be in their zone
The celestial twins, called the Gemini Are two faced kind of guys They think they have it all figured out In the end they’ll burn out
You can say Cancer hides in their shell too long They stay in their mother’s basement and play ping pong But once they get comfortable Oh well, they know Having too emotions can turn them psycho
Ah, the prideful lion They always see over the horizon When their manes get filled with crud The playful lion will roar And their ego will become sore
Virgos are a bit of a clean freak You can say their personality is pretty bleak Flawlessness is their name And fussiness is their game
H.A.R.M.O.N.Y Is Libra’s policy H.A.R.M.O.N.Y They just want equality
Power and control Go play your role Scorpios don’t give Go ahead and forgive
Not to spill the tea too much But I heard Katherine eats loads of spinach Sorry if I’m being blunt I’m a Sagittarius, I have to be upfront
Woo! The party starter is in the house Hey guys call me up I’m looking for a spouse I’m cold and intelligent, boys But wait I’m also poised
Aquarius are big thinkers They don’t need any bachelors Hard working is their memo Unless you got lots of dough
Fish, fish, fish, Wish, wish, wish Mysterious and creative Ageless and captive Wish, wish, wish, Fish, fish, fish