Thursday, August 17, 2006

Anne Frank.


So for my type 3 class, I am doing "The Diary of Anne Frank." As my classmate (who will remain unnammed...though I will tell you this...she really likes soccer, lives really close to me and her name begins with "Aud" and ends with "rey.") asks me the other day "Another Jewish project, Mary?" Yes, it's true...another piece with a holocaust reference. I don't know why I am so transfixed on this event in history...I am not Jewish, don't have any Jewish friends, but am drawn to stories of good versus evil, the triumph of the human spirit, the resilience of spirit and faith. I think these are the places where we find meaning in life...it is proof of something beyond our existence as we understand it in our limited bodies through our limited senses may suggest. And this story is particularly compelling because the it is told through the lens of a very yong girl...but a girl with amazing faith, strength of character and desire to make sense of her world despite the horrific events of her time. She believes, unfailingly, that the world is good and the people in it are good...and there is no reason to believe this during her time on this earth. Her honesty, candidness, beauty and hope are the essence of what is amazing about what each and every one of us has the potential to express through who we are and what we do. I guess I got past my creative block...feedback?

5 comments:

Anne-Davnes said...

They look monumnental, environmental. Would love to see them on the side of a building, the set of a stage.

MCALDWELLC said...

COOL! Thanks, Anne...I even incorporated some calligraphy into several of them...I'll bring them to class on Tuesday (if they are dry, of course...oil sticks take forever to set.) It felt so good to create...have fun...and be able to use my own style in a school project...I may re-do my entire poster for you now...who knows...I am on a roll!

minus five said...

yeah, that stuff is looking great. its hard to see the detail completely in the shot you posted, but the energy and passion is evident. don't feel bad about doing holocaust stuff all the time. i repeated some subjects myself and then i switched over to something else and repeated it as well.

aud said...

I saw them up close in person.. They ROCK! good job mary! Glad to see you back in your groove. I can't wait to see your final book.

k said...

holy shitsticks these are good.