Diabetes is one of the leading diseases happening all over the world. I personally know about 5 people who have diabetes. It is because of this epidemic that I decided to do my senior project on a diabetes awareness video. Although I already know a lot about the disease eye when to doctors and nurses and people who have this disease to talk and to understand more about it. This video was not only important but it was personal to me. As you can see in the video of my grandmother has diabetes. she also lives with me, if they're my family we all take turns helping out taking care of her giving her the proper assistant she needs. The video I don't only explain what diabetes is I give a inside as to how my grandmother got it and how it has affected her. I also gave pointers on ways to prevent diabetes and the difference between the two types of Diabetes. I hope for this project is that people will he and get a better understanding of how diabetes worse and how to it can have such an effect on a person's life.
For our project we decided to go into a more creative roots. We wanted to do something that we hadn't really done at least for the most of us so we decided to do a PSA. We chose this not only because it was something that was definitely out of our comfort zone but we knew that it was something everyone in the class could have fun with and enjoy watching. The reason we chose oil spills was due to the fact that oil spills have a lot to do with our economy's pollution in today's society. Not only is oil spilling a issue in our city but it is a world-wide issue. It happens in our oceans our lakes or creeks and once oil is in our water system you cannot remove it.
For this project I contributed with finding research, helping and creating the script and with the lyrics of our PSA. I wasn't too good on coming up with lyrics. It was very hard for me so to do. I feel as though the next time I decide to do something like this for a project I could research more on how to do a PSA and try to contribute more in that department. Even though it was difficult for me to come up with the lyrics I felt very proud of our outcome. I felt like this PSA was a way that we could express how we felt, the issue that is occurring so that others can understand it and self relate
In the city of Philadelphia, there is a critical situation happening below the citizens nose. in the article “City ignores thousands of poison kids” talks about the Dangers lurking Within our drinking water. This is something that hasn't been report it lately. This is a problem that no one really knows about. Just a couple months ago and Flint Michigan there was a spike in lead with in the drinking water. The water was contaminated so bad that they were forced to find a new and healthier water system to drink from. it was all over the news and everyone know about it. But as I said earlier that's not the case with Philadelphia. Philadelphia is one of the top cities in the country that deals with children being poisoned with blood. 2700 kids were diagnosed with high levels of lead end the past year. There are groups that are trying to help the situation but with the 3 million dollar cut In federal funding and the nine million dollar cut in the programs plus possessions that had to be cut it hasn't been easy.
I choose the Limited pallet project, for the project I painted a hammerhead and sea turtle. I choose those them because they one more of the most elegant sea creatures in my eyes. They’re also one of the most understood animals. I wanted people to be able to see the beauty of the animals and ocean. I wanted them to get a nice warm feeling as if they were swimming under them. This is something that i try to incorporate into all my drawings. I always try to make the person feel something apart of the art. I like for my drawings to tell a story.
I was inspired to do the type of design i did because there's a lit going on in the ocean. With pollution poaching and many other things. I want people to see the beauty in theses animals and not just fear. To me the ocean means wonder, beauty, and curiosity.
I was never really influenced by an artist I just always like drawing. My grandma and aunt use to draw alot so I guess you can say I got the passion from them. I mostly drew anime. I would say my painting is abstrct becuase of the way the colors flow together. From the deep rich blue to the eye opening bright light of the light blue on the top.
When I was in the process of choosing what type of Multi Media I wanted to create I wanted to chose something that showed who I was in a way and something that would challenge me. I looked through the materials I had and saw clay. I chose to do clay because is a very hard material to mess with for multiple reason. Once I had my material I started to think about what I wanted to make. I knew I wanted it to relate to me in some way so I decided to do something with the ocean. I looked through animals and then picked to do a manatee. As I drew a sketch of what I wanted to sculpture to look like I wanted it to show what a manatee looks like and its environment. I believe that with my sculpture the view can clearly tell the message in the sculpture and what animal it is. While I made my sculpture I got to understand how clay works. My work fits into contemporary art because it's abstract and different.
To make my project I use basic shapes like circles and manipulate them into a different shape. I molded my clay and use tools to smooth it out and to create other textures. . I got my inspiration for this project by looking up pictures of manatees and other sculptures of manatees. These are some pictures that I got inspiration from. Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3, Picture 4. I think that my art relates to the world we live in because with global warming becoming a big concern and animals becoming endangered i think my sculpture reminds people of the beauty in these animals.
This interview is on Ms Delores and nabor of mines. In this interview she talk about her childhood leading up to her adulthood she talks about all the challenges she face in her life and even talks about famous past a current event that happened and are happening. She also gives her input in my things like this happen and who it could be stopped
The baltimore riot stated becuase a a young mans death. Gray's death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African Americans that flared last year after the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York City and elsewhere. More than 3,000 police from Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and National Guard members in helmets, took up posts in front of businesses and hospitals in Baltimore a day after the worst rioting in the United States in years.
Me ~ Hi may you please state your name?
Deloris~ Deloris Thompson
Me ~ Hi Deloris Thompson so umm what year were you born?
Deloris ~ 1956
Me ~ Umm were you born?
Deloris ~ Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Me ~ Umm where were you raise umm and where were brought up at?
Deloris ~ well, i was partially raised in north philly, Uhh after my mother had difficulty she had mental problems i went to live with my cousin Junoir for her to complete raising me
Me ~ O ok, umm were you were a little kid life as a black kid as they state it, umm what was life like for you?
Deloris ~ It was tuf- Ruff because my mom had left home my father raise us at one time and he couldn't complete the job, so they moved us children up into germantown it was kinda difficult
Me ~ Did- Did you ever feel like alone like you didnt really have someone?
Deloris ~ At one time yeah
Me ~ Hmm, um, do you remember any raci- like did you ever get any racist remarks, against you while you were little that you remember of?
Deloris ~ Not really dont remember racist remarks towards me
Me ~ Ummm, what would you, What would you say was the hardest thing for you growing up in those times when things were segregated?
Deloris ~ I try to block them out
Me ~ Do you remember any riots that happened?
Deloris ~ Well, i , uh, well Martin Luther King was killed (chuckles) i remember newton stores and tearing things up and everything because the was really upset and, so uh i seen a lot of ..
Me ~ Violence?
Deloris ~ Violence, at that time
Me ~ Umm did you ever participate in any riots?
Deloris ~ No
Me ~ Were you ever part of a group trying to prevent Segregation?
Deloris ~ No i didn't try to prevent it i tried to embrace it and make a difference i think all people are made equal so the thing was ignorance played a big part and segregation so i always look at it like, trying to make a difference, trying to bring people together, tu from all races, that was the biggest thing i learned from being a child because were all were all the same
Me ~ So you agree with umm, basically your trying to say that you shouldn't ,fig- fight back with ignorance you should fight back with intelligence and kindness
Deloris ~ yes
Me ~ okay, umm would you say as you got older did things get better for you ?
Deloris ~ yes
Me ~ Could you state some of those things that got better for you?
Deloris ~ i decided to go to school for nursing, that became a big help because i got to meet different type of people, umm, i got married and my husband, i was a doll baby and queen to him so i was treated very well, but i went into the health feal because i knew people needed to be helped and to be able to un- understand because after i got older you know working in that field you hear the colored girl or the black girl or sometime the niger so i learned to embrace it and i learned to talk to people about it, eh, im just the same as you, eh, im just darker thats it and thats how i coped with that situation
Me ~ So when you were working there were racial remarks through to you but you embraces you were proud of who you were and you were a beautiful young black women who was doing what you needed to do to per, pursue in life
Deloris ~ yes
Me ~ okay as you were little in any, in any point in your life were you ever afraid or concerned of anything that had to do with segregation, like were you ever scared to go outside because of segregation or anything?
Deloris ~ eh, uh, eh eh fishtown you didn't want to get caught in after dark and all i could here is you better not go in that neighborhood (manly voice), but uh at one time Kensitin was the same way and uhhh, so i was scared to go into fishtown, but i did venture into Kensiten f and Westmorland and at the time it was rr- you know fights, so uhh i played bingo there for a long time like 10 years and they embraced me and that took care of me and it was a beautiful thing
Me ~ So Ms Deloris i have one final question for you earlier in the interview you stated that you umm, believe that you dont fight ignorance with ignorance you fight it with intelligence, umm so do you feel as though you segregation has gatten better over the years?
Deloris ~ Well yeah it got a lot better, it better than what it use to be because you can go in just about anywhere you want in philadelphia without it being really racist so its much better
Me ~ Thank you Ms Daloris
Deloris ~ Your Welcome
Where were you born ?
I was born in Dubai , united Describe your perfect day.
A day to spend with family because my dad works so many hours we dont get much time to spend with each other as a family.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20 years?
QUESTION ABOUT THE PAST
Whatʼs the most exciting thing youʼve done?
Hmm that, that tuff but umm if i had to chose one thing my top one of the most exciting things i've done would have to be the sky coaster that i did in philadelphia i mean in florida what's wrong with me not Philadelphia cause it like 300 ft tall and it this string not a string but a wire that brings you up to this humongous poll and drops you it like one of the closes thing i've done to like jumping out of a plain , but yeah that has to be one of the most exciting things i've done.
What are the most important lessons youʼve learned in life?
Umm i can just pick one like the most obvious one to me was , i have learned that no matter what im doing i should always strive to be the best it because if like, because if not then what's the point in wasting your time in something, if you're just meeting expectations then you're just being average and anyone can be average
What was the happiest most of your life?
(Laughs) well , okay, umm that's really tough , umm but if i to pick one i would say that it would be when i was around the age of 7 my family would have this tradition of going to Blue Marsh lake to celebrate my cousin summer birthdays, umm there was always someone you couldn't make it, but this specific time everyone was there it was the most fun i had ever had with my family, because it was the only time i could see all my family smile
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESENT
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
If i had to travel to one place in the world it was be the himalayas because like it someone that you get a good view you somewhere you can just stop and have a good view.
Whatʼs the best thing about being a teenager? The worst?
Umm the best thing i would say is that i know i have many years to come know you because im young , the worst thing i would say is that i know that i don't know what lies ahead which is kinda scary
What are you proudest of in your life?
The thing i would say in most proudest of just happen a few days ago when i was actually was about to run a 5k without stopping. Befor that i had underestimating my mindset and when i finished it i got stronger which was why i joined students style philly run.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE
What does your future hold?
O okay well i obviously can tell you what going to happen in exact detail but what i can assure is that theres going to be way more excitement adventure, and like, i just know its going to be big
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20 years?In 10 year i going to be graduating college with my doctoral degree and in 20 ill probably be somewhere in the himalaya