- What are your personal thoughts, experiences, and reactions to identity?
Scott: The way in which someone defines his identity tells us what parts of himself he believes to be important. Growing up Jewish, I was exposed to a group of people who defined themselves by their religion and associated cultural values. While I believe identity is important, I believe individuals should define themselves by personal convictions, not necessarily the need to belong to a particular group.
- Connections to readings, in-class discussions, personal life, etc.
Scott: I can see myself applying the Postmodern Elements of Juxtaposition and Recontextualization to the big idea of Identity. Tied up in the concept of identity is the notion of how someone “fits into” their society and culture. I feel that juxtaposition and recontextualization can be used to create artwork that celebrates personal identity in a multifaceted contemporary society.