I want to write a little bit about my experience presenting my Senior Project.
After practicing with myself, Mami Takeda, and my friend Deborah Casares multiple times, I was ready, but still nervous and anxious.
When Mr. Mulhern finally introduced me in a very meaningful way, I got on to the stage and it started.
I tried to stay confident about everything I did, because I knew that, as everyone said, I was the expert about my project. Therefore, it went well and the feeling of rewarding was amazing.
Thank you to everyone that helped me and supported me throughout this incredible process! This will definitely be an experience that I will never forget, and that made me grow a lot!
Exhibition night was a success! A lot of people asked me questions so therefore I had the chance to explain thoroughly my intention. Most of them felt what I wanted them to feel and interacted well!
My goal was achieved
Now I have to work and practice hard on my presentation!
Last weekend and this week I worked on the maze and cleaned up the space, planning out exactly how to set it up for Exhibition Night. I also started thinking of the songs that will be part of the playlist for the installation.
Here are some pictures of the process:
My Senior Project is on its final stage! During the break I worked a lot on it, I bought all the Bonfim ribbons that will go on the rope (interactive activity) and worked on the hand-made posters.
I had the help of my father to cut all the ribbons (about 1000); I also had the help of my boyfriend and my sisters and her 10-year old friends. This week that I got back from break I finished the rope, started the installation in the space (Senior Building basement) and I am working on the last posters.
Here are some pictures of the process.
Looking forward to the result!
I did not have my space ready yet, therefore couldn’t start working on the installation, but I got as far as I wanted. I worked on the rope and the printed posters are ready.
In Brazil I will finish the hand-made posters and buying the things for the rope and the installation.
Enjoy your break!!!
I finally started working on my final product.
I am seeing good progress now! This weekend I worked with wood; tomorrow I will print out about 8 posts (out of 15-20), and on Sunday I plan to work on the rope. I emailed Thomas Szajkowski, and he will try to clean up the location by next week; if not possible, by the first week after winter break. Therefore I can start the installation.
I will now actually start working on the real final product. I have most of the rope materials, I have the fabric for the maze, and this afternoon I will have the wood.
I will work with Mulhern today (Friday) and on Sunday, building the “base” for the maze, made out of wood. When we are done with it, we can attach the fabric, and the maze will be pretty close to be done; I will only have to actually install it in the room.
I will also work on the rope this weekend, I have been looking at some braiding videos.
I will take the SAT this Saturday, but when I am finally done with it, I will give my best and catch up for the time I lost.
I plan to finish most of the structure (maze and rope), buy the objects for the interaction part of my senior project, and make 5-10 posters here before the break. In Brasil I can do 5-10 more posters, and finish the rope.
By the time I am back from the break, hopefully I will be done with the posters, rope and maze. Therefore I will only have to worry about my media presentation and putting everything in the room (which, by the way, shouldn’t take too long).
Ms. Lichtenstein helped me to find a place; I just need to figure out the measurements. I emailed Tom, Dale Scott, Donald Smith, Jen Cross and Mr. Mulheron about it.
I ordered more materials for the rope and for the space in general as well and saved some pictures that can help me with the posters.
Have a great Thanksgiving break!
This week I got some materials to start out the rope. I plan to design some of the posters (I think I will make around 20). Until Thanksgiving I will work on the posters. During Thanksgiving I will work on the rope.
I am still waiting for a space; after Thanksgiving I plan to start working on the maze.
Hope you are having a great Friday!
The process slowed down a little bit because me, my mentor and Ms. Cross are trying to figure out the space of my final product, which is essential to continue with my process.
However, I have been working on the colors and the selection of colors, patterns, and materials of the fabric that I will be using to build the maze and the rope (that will “tie” the cultures together). I am also figuring out the objects that will go on the rope and that will make the audience interact. Ms. Lichtenstein and Ms. Clark have been helping me a lot too, always giving opinions and suggestions.
This weekend I will try to figure out all the information (quotes, facts) that will be exhibited in posts, and that will be part of the final product.
Here are only a few pictures from my file that are helping me to make decisions about each part of the final product.