Assignment 3 – Re-appropriating Images Reflective Commentary

Reflections on Visual Communications (Part 3). Continue reading “Assignment 3 – Re-appropriating Images Reflective Commentary”

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Assignment 3 – Re-appropriating Images: The Relevance of Time and Place to the Interpretation of the European Flag

The image of the European flag (fig. 1) is widely seen on European Union (EU) products, online, citizenship documents such as passports and Customs signs at border crossings. It was designed to signify unity in 1955 but in 2016 Banksy responded to the UK’s EU referendum result by creating a work that re-appropriated the flag, subverting its intended meaning. Continue reading “Assignment 3 – Re-appropriating Images: The Relevance of Time and Place to the Interpretation of the European Flag”

Assignment 2 – Part A: Exploring the themes of time and place in Victoria Hislop’s The Island

Extract from Victoria Hislop’s The Island: 

            “Unfurled from its mooring, the rope flew through the air and sprayed the woman’s bare arms with droplets of seawater. They soon dried, and as the sun beat down on her from a cloudless sky she noticed that her skin sparkled with intricate patterns of salty crystals, like a tattoo in diamonds. Alexis was the only passenger in the small, battered boat, and as it chugged away from the quay in the direction of the lonely, unpeopled island ahead of them she shuddered, as she thought of all the men and women who had travelled there before her.

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Reflections on Assignment One Feedback

Overall I was pleased with my first feedback although it took me a few readings to be sure that I understood it correctly (just because it is a different style to the feedback I am used to). It seems that I have made a good start on this course and I look forward to taking the feedback on board. My tutor seems to have hit the nail on the head with a few issues that I have been having and I have found that incredibly reassuring as he has given me some ideas on how to address them. Continue reading “Reflections on Assignment One Feedback”