Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Seven Ravens

This is my story board for my fairy tale, The Seven Ravens.
It was about a family who wanted something they didn't have and 
when they got it something bad happened.  But eventually the story 
is happy in the end with the daughter saving her raven brothers and 
turning them back to human.
A good moral of the story would be to appreciate the things you
have in life.  This has also helped me to see what I can design to 
be my wearable artifact.   

Illuminating Objects

525 BC & AD

525 BC

  • Coins started to have images on both sides.


525 AD 

  • Rome's Colosseum suffers damage from an earthquake as it did in 422.
  • The Benedictine order of monks is established at Monte Cassino near Naples by Benedict of Nursia, 49, who founds a monastery on the mountaintop overlooking fertile valleys that are subject to frequent invasion as the Roman Empire crumbles. Benedict formulates strict rules in his Regula Monachorum. Benedict inaugurates monasticism in western Europe.
  • A Christian basilica is completed at Leptis Magna in North Africa.
  • Provence becomes part of the Frankish kingdom.  
  • A monastery is founded at Beneventum by Cassiodorus.
  • The Susruta medical book that will become a classic of medicine in India is compiled. 
  • The aged Byzantine emperor Anastasius I constructs a wall from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara in an effort to protect Constantinople from raiding Bulgarians and Slavs. 
  • Alexandrian explorer-geographer Cosmas Indicopleustes travels up the Nile. He will venture as far to the east as Ceylon, become a monk, and write Topographia Christiana to vindicate the biblical account of the world.
  • A magnificent tomb is erected at Ravenna for the late Theodoric the Great.
  • The Byzantine emperor Anastasius I agrees to pay his share of defending the Caucasian Gates against invasions from east Asia and makes peace with Persia.
  • The Visigoth king Alaric II issues the Lex Romana Visigothorum, or Breviary of Alaric.
  • Alaric II eases up on his persecution of Catholics who oppose his Arian beliefs and authorizes a Catholic council at Agde.



Stories are told to be remembered, either verbally or written down.  Stories are often passed down from generation to generation.  It can be a single event or multiple events, such as in, A Midsummer Nights Dream.  Stories can be fiction or non-fiction.  They can have a deeper meaning then just what we hear or read that can be emphasized by characters, artifacts, and details such as color or numbers.  Artifacts are objects that symbolize or represent an idea.  For the drawing class we had to pick five artifacts that were to represent our life or times we remember in our life from our past.  In A Midsummer Nights Dream the love flower was an artifact also the bicycle.  In my fairy tale, The Seven Ravens, the daughter took a ring with her that belonged to their parents and used it to let her brothers know who she was. the artifact I will make for Friday will be a ring.  Multi-views are many different stories put together and also the views from the different characters.  In A Midsummers Night Dream there are several stories happening; the duke getting married, the four lovers, the fairies and the indian boy, and then Bottom's play. Cycle is a process in history.  You have probably heard that history repeats itself.  When we reuse things or remodel a building it is a cycle.  Also, things that were in style when your grandparents were young or even in older generations have come back in style.  It is all a big cycle.  Translation is when some story is then turned into a new form of the story, either by language or by a different characters view.  In A Midsummers Night Dream Bottom is changed during his dream state into a donkey.  He is view by others as arrogant when he is awake or human, but in his dream his friends run from him and the fairy is in love with him because she had been touched by the flower liquid.  The images below help to illustrate the words for this week:



Multi View



The Opus Project

This semester in studio we are starting a new project.  We will use our sketchbooks to record our life and tell stories.  We will have new words and ideas each week that will be tied together in all of our I ARC classes and we can also put in stuff from other classes if it is inspiring.