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GLA 612 OL1_Writing & Research for the Master?s student
Exercise 1.2: Autobiography Stage1_Prewrite and Draft
1. Open your eyes in the world
2. Born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, Canada
3. Inspiration by art teacher
4. An art trip in 2007
5. Sagrada Familia building
6. what was feel about the art
7. Artist by Frank Nuovo
8. College degree in Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
9. Master degree decision
10. Life is short, art is long
Design has the power of always being different in every project, never being repetitive
and constantly requires you to expand your own culture and to research ideas with a creative
process. I believe all design fields were related and share their face, but I especially like graphic
design for its omnipresence and diversity, as it is present nearly everywhere: on printed material,
web, signage, packing, advertising or branding and visual identity.
Since starting Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and Management, I feel I have had a lot of opportunity to experiment and explore my
ideas fully. I have been able to expand and develop my those knowledge to combine with visual
communication and graphic design skills; and make my able to create more effective. I feel I am investing much more of myself to exploring idea, media, and techniques in addition to my previous my college degree with graphic design.
I traveled a lot with my parents and I learned from them that the world is not simply con fined to Taiwan. In order to broaden my view they made a critical decision to send me overseas
for education at Queen Margret?s School in Vancouver, Canada. It seemed to me a major impact
as I had never been to a place that far without my parents across the Pacific Ocean at the ago of
fifteen. I learned a lot at Queen Margaret?s School, such as interpersonal relationship and teamwork.
There is ample space for imagination in the art classes at Queen Margeret?s School without
limitation of the traditional fine art. The fine art teacher, Mrs. Andersen tells us a lot of art information and the details that are always neglected. In order to give us more insights of beauty, she
held an art trip in the spring break of 2007, she and the other teacher who could speak French
and Spanish showed us around in the capitals of art in France and Spain. Everyday was a new
surprise with the amazement intrigued by baroque paintings. We also visited the world famous
?Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci? in Musee de Lauvre and the historical masterpieces in Norte
Dame, Paris. It was like an art history class by visiting more than 20 museums. We saw different
artworks with different interpretations, and made me feel that each artist has his or her own aesthetic view in which the uniqueness is embedded.
The style of art in each era was distinctive which required you to appreciate over and over.
Each time I looked at it I found the surprise and my feeling varied in the next look. The painting
might be interpreting the happiness but next time you would sense something different. It took a
lot of study and research to find out what artists were trying to tell or imply. It was not easy at all
to figure out the meanings of all artworks. Mrs. Andersen had different opinions as well, at last I realized that each person had different angles in viewing things as what we experienced in life
along with the environments were very different. When we left France, each of us had a whole
new experience, no wonder France is the capital of art.
When we visited Spain, the most impressive was Sagrada Familia, it was founded by genius
architect ?Antonio Gaudi?, a church exaggerated with creativity and ambition, is not yet completed till now. With its size of 95 meters long, 60 meters wide, estimated to accommodate ten
thousands disciples, it is spectacular enough to vibrate people from inside. It is named ?The
church that would never be completed?. The whole design concept was inspired by the nature
such as caverns, mountains, plants and animals. He said ?The straight lines belong to people, and
the curves belong to the God?. The sacred design consisted of no straight lines or flat surfaces,
whereas the holiness full of dynamics was composed by spirals, cones, hyperbolas and parabolas.
Among all the artworks, the artist I appreciate most is Frank Nuovo, who is the chief designer of Vertu Ltd. Vertu Ltd is a pioneer of mobile phone manufacturer and it is a subsidiary
company of Nokia. Virtu highlights the concept which integrates ?communication? and ?luxury?
to target at specific customers with special demands. Their head quarter in England custom design the cell phones for the millionaires; from there you can tell the meaning of ?Vertu? in Latin
stands for ?high quality, uniqueness?. The creativeness of Frank Nuovo comes from different areas and the fine works used in watches, necklaces and cars could be found in the cell phones.
Such concept corresponds to his saying ?I do not look at or follow the fashion, my job is to create the fashion?. His creation is always the surprise.
To obtain an Master of Fine Art desire in the United States has always been my objective,
besides; the schools in the United States has very sound educational disciplines. I am excited
about the new knowledge that will enhance my aesthetic foundation, that I can have the chance to apply my creative ideas into practice.
I have been finding myself of great for continuous growth with new experiences. I would
like to challenge myself to start with new technical knowledge of Graphic world and develop my
interest in Graphic Design. I will try to find a job and gain more experiences after obtaining the
Master of Fine Art.
Design is a tough path forward; still I adhere to my faith to walk on it. I like those designers
who know how to question themselves and impress the world with their masterpieces. I believe
the trait of a designer is to look for progress without easy compromise. And the most importantly,
is the capacity of knowing how to appreciate the works of others. Such spirit also represents that
the aesthetics in his or her mind is infinite; the inspiration intrigued by appreciation would enrich
the artwork, which is what I admire the most.