Saturday, May 14, 2011

senior: book cover assignment 2

for our second assignment we had to choose a memoir and make three options. i chose a book called Twenty Years A-Growing by Maurice O'Sullivan. it's about growing up on a remote irish island where people are very cut off and still speak gaelic. they led hard, kind of tragic lives. men were constantly swept out to sea. for imagery i knew i wanted to show the ocean. they used very specific boats called curraghs. for two of them i feature the boat washed up to shore, implying the condition of their former users. in the other i show the men walking the boat to the water. i hope that they convey a quiet sadness, because that was the feeling i got from the book. the inevitability of death and loss kind of hush the sense of grief to a dull melancholy.

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