I think in part the misunderstanding came from anxiety eating away at me more than normal during the week this assignment was assigned. While reading the final article titled, "Course in General Linguistics," by Ferdinand de Saussure, I was started to really think about how one persons interpretation of a sound and its relationship to a image can be completely different than another person's interpretation. The part that stuck out the most was the mention of "psychological imprint of the sound and the imprint it makes on our senses." I began to think about peoples relation of image to word and then how that relationship is impacted by personal experience whether it be learned or experienced by life. After reflecting on this for a while I then began to wonder how words/sounds can impact image and then how is that impacted when you introduce either color or emotions.
With the comment being made about anxiety, I was originally going to create a college of images and words in my head and how I visualize those stresses and decided that was going to be quite personal to have people comment and critique on. So I decided the next option for me would be to see if I could create a image that showed how I visualized music and how I visualize my brain interpreting the senses from music into a understanding that makes sense to me.
My collage is a reflection of outside things like words, music and images that come to us from a million different places and how are constantly bombarded by all these sensory things. It is then the job of our brain to take what is thrown at us and make sense of it. I imagine that what our brain does is creates a beautiful masterpiece of all things that are thrown at us whether it be sound, images, color, words and then takes our past experiences, emotions, and knowledge and weaves all of it together to create some sort of understanding that would only make sense to us as individuals.
What I wanted to show in this collage to the process my brain goes through when listening to a song. While many of us can listen to the same song, we all create images and relationships to what we are hearing based on our experiences in life. So the explosion of shapes, color, lines, all have meaning to me and how I feel I process music. When I listen to music, I imagine the song dancing around in a empty room in my head. While the song dances around in my head, I imagine all the thoughts and emotions from past experiences running together or bouncing off one another to create these trails of color and lines that merge together into the new images.
This may be too deep of a look into the readings, but this is where my mind headed while I was reading all of papers. I can not apologize for the way I interpreted them and how I came to this understanding. The reading I mentioned above even fights for my argument by explaining, that one persons understanding of the word Horse may be different from another person sitting in the same room. With that being said and if that is the case, then this is my understanding of the readings, whether it be right or wrong.
The collage was created using giant white post-it note paper, paper from color books left in the studios, and different sized pens I use when I feel the need to be more creative.