Critique on Work of Do-Ho Suh

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Describe it:

  •      – What do you see?
  •      – What observations can you make about the work?

I see a transparent house with a traditional tile pattern and a detailed roof. It looks as if it would be from asian heritage, and it is almost symmetrical except for the hole/door in the left half. There are lots of details in the piece, like the shadows and patterns.

Relate it:

  •      – What does the work remind you of?

The work almost reminds me of the forbidden city with the roof shaped similar to it and the rectangular bottom. It also reminds me of curtains since it transparent and fragile, and you could see shadows within it.

Analyze it:

  •      – What can you share about the form, function, and/or construction?
  •      – What is the most interesting part of the work?
  •      – What questions would you ask the artist about the work?

I can share that the whole house was made out of fabric. Do-Ho Suh wanted to make a transportable replica of his house in Korea, since he missed how quiet and peaceful it was compared to New York City. He learned how to sew and constructed it piece by piece. The most interesting part of his work is that he measured everything accordingly and replicated it perfectly. This must have taken him lots of time and patience. A few questions would be: How long did this project take you?, Did you include those little marks from your childhood?, and Has he ever taken this with him somewhere?.

Interpret it:

  •      – What title would you give the work?
  •      – Why do you think the artist chose this kind of work to create?

I would title his work “Transportable Memories”, and I think the artist chose this work because he felt a connection with his old house in Korea and he wanted to remember them in New York or any other place.

Evaluate it:

  •      – How successful is the work?
  •      – What is the most impressive aspect of the work?
  •      – How relevant is the work to issues in your life or society today?

I feel that his work is very successful since he was able to flawlessly replicate his house in Korea. The most impressive aspect is that he had gotten all the details right and that it is portable as well. I think that it is quite relevant because we get home sick or you miss something and that is quite a big issue. He coped with it by making a replica, but it almost shows how we want to bring our homes with us everywhere.

The Unconventional Pot

  1. How was your process similar and/or different to Yee SooKyung’s work:

I feel that my process is imilar to Yee SooKyung’s work because we both cut our pots in half and created a new object. She almost took two totally different glass pieces and combined them into one, which is what I did as well. What is different is that she used glass, which is harder to use since you cannot mold it like clay. Another difference is that she uses gold to attack her pieces together and I use slip.

2.  Is your final form a pot? Please explain with the use of examples.

My final form is a pot because it has a opening and you could store objects/liquids inside of it. For example, if I glaze my pot with clear glaze to make it waterproof, I could fill it with water. I could also fill it with small jewelry or use it as a piggy bank. Pots are used to store things, and my pot can.

Inspired by Object

  1. Explain how you used your object in your final design

I based my pot on earphones with the coil design representing the wire of the earphones, and the handles as the earbuds. The final design looks like earphones wrapped around the pot.

2. Explain how you are connected to your object and why it is personally significant to you.

I am connected to my earphones because music is really important to me. Whenever I listen to music it really calms me and almost takes me to another world. So whenever I see people using earphones or headphones I get reminded that it must be crutial for them as well and they must respect it as much as me.

3. What are some improvements that could be made?

A few improvements that could be made is making the coils a bit thinner and the earbuds more detailed. This was mostly due to the lack of time, but my pot is not very detailed. If I made the wire thinner it could have looked more like earbuds, since if you didn’t see the handles people would not know what object it was supposed to be based off of. I would also made the earbuds more intricate since it is one of the main points of the piece.

4.  What are some achievements you are proud of?

I am proud that I have finished the pot because the coil effect usually takes quite long to make but I successfully finished it. I like the idea that I had created of the coil around the pot as well since it gives the pot extra support and creates the wire effect.

Clay Slab Relief

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1) What are 3 key differences between working with clay and wood for relief sculpture? (What are you able to do with clay that you cannot do with wood?)

First of all, for wood you have to use many different tools to carve out the background or to carve the foreground. However, with clay you can use your hands to mold your foreground unlike wood. Second of all, for wood it is quite a hard material but for clay it is soft and easily moldable. Third of all, for wood you have wood it is harder since if you push the tool a bit too far you can’t exactly go back or cover it. For clay if you mess up you could just blend it or cover it with more clay. So overall clay is easier to use than wood, but it is easier to show texture with wood.

Romeo and Juliet

Act One Scene One

The first scene starts off with Juliet’s servants from the Capulet side strolling through the markets wanting to start trouble. They spit in front of the Montague men and bite their thumbs, which in the olden times had symbolized putting up his middle finger. This led to their swords being withdrawn and a vicious duel to begin. Benvolio which was Romeo’s cousin (of the Montague) tried to stop the fighting, but unfortunately failed. They continued to fight while the market’s people watched the commotion and spread the word. After all of the family and friends from each side had come to battle, the prince of Verona arrived. He stopped the fighting and warned them that they would be killed or banished if they fight again. Romeo misses the commotion and his cousin asks him where he has been all day. Then Romeo spots the wounded people all around him and gets mad at his father for always thinking about hate.

Act One Scene Two

The second scene starts off with Juliet’s dad and a man named Paris walking up a flight of stairs. Paris is asking for Juliet’s hand in marriage but her dad says that shes too young, since she hasn’t even had her 14th birthday yet. But then her dad invites him to a feast for him to see her.

Act One Scene Three

Juliet’s nurse cheerfully calls her over, since her mom wanted to see her. But her nurse interupts their converstation and talks on and on about her childhood until her mother scolds her. Then her mother mentions marriage to Juliet. Juliet is doubtful but promises her mother and maid that she will talk and at least look out for Paris. Then they are reminded that the feast was starting and her mother rushes to greet the guests.

Act One Scene Four

Romeo and his friends head off in the streets venturing to the party, with masks and torches. Even though Romeo’s best friend Mercuito was very lively and excited, Romeo was sad knowing that the Rosaline didn’t love him back. He mourns that she was just a dream, and Mercuito laughs and mocks him saying that he had a “Queen Mab”. They then continue to go to the party but Romeo predicts that this night will end badly.

Act One Scene Five

Romeo arrives at the feast with his friends and everyone is dancing. He spots a beautiful girl not knowing her real identity. But then Juliet’s cousin spots him and tells her father that he was a Montague. His father shoos him away and continues on with his conversation. Romeo is entranced by her beauty and dances with her. This makes Juliet’s cousin even more angry and he reminds her father once again. He shoos him away once more, but her cousin still keeps an eye on him. Romeo secretly meets Juliet during a performance, and asks her for a kiss. The feast ends, and they both find out they are supposed to be rivals. They are sad knowing that they will be star crossed lovers.

Act Two Scene One

Romeo runs away from the feast, but they slowly catch up to him so he climbs up onto a tree. His drunken friends pass him since he was so high and he curiously jumps over someones fence into their backyard.

Act Two Scene Two

He walks a bit more and peeks through the trees. There he finds juliet at her balcony, gazing at the stars. She says, “Romeo, where art thou Romeo?” He comes out and yells that he was here. She is startled and hurries back, but he stops her. At first she is doubtful that he truly loves her or that he might be a imposter, but he shows her he is not by vowing. They kiss and then she mentions marriage, and they rejoice and kiss again. Her maid calls her and she hurries to plan out the time and place they were going to get married, and after lots of kissing and talking he finally leaves her awaiting for tomorrow.

Act Two Scene Three

Romeo finds Friar Laurence to marry him and Juliet, but the priest immediately refuses. Romeo had fell in love with Rosaline just a few days ago and now he is in love with Juliet? Marriage is a big thing and he wouldn’t accept. However, when walking up the stairs the priest saw Jesus on the cross and something changed in him. He agreed to marry them and Romeo rejoiced.

Act Two Scene Four

Tibolt and Mercuito are wondering where Romeo is, and find him downstairs. They are mad at him for leaving them yesterday but Romeo apologizes and states that he found his true love. They laugh and mock him, but then spot a lady with a long veil. They then mock her and say that she has a sail on her back. However, she walks up to them and asks for a young Romeo. They laugh at Romeo and she pulls him over. Mecruito plays with her veil and yanks it off, since he was a trouble maker. However, Romeo gets it back and they go in the church for a quiet place to talk. Juliet’s maid talks about the plan for their marriage and then say goodbye.

Act Two Scene Five

Juliet is  very anxious, waiting for the nurses message, but then the nurse comes back. She sends her assistant away then rushes her up the stairs. The nurse aches and doesn’t tell Juliet right away, but takes off her robe and hat. Juliet gets mad and demands an answer but the nurse just laughs. However, after more persuading she finally tells Juliet that Friar Laurence will meet them at the church to make her a wife. They rejoice and Juliet rushes to go see Romeo.

Act Two Scene Six

Romeo goes on and on about how much he loves Juliet and Friar Laurence tells him to love her moderately and not too much. But then Juliet arrives and they kiss, but the priest splits them apart and gets Juliet ready to get married. They kneel and pray then he opens the bible, and get married.

Act Three Scene One

Mercuito is walking in the square when he sees the Capulets. They ask for Romeo but Mercuito says that he will have to get through him first. Romeo comes joyfully but Tibolt asks for a duel. He refuses and shakes his hand, but Tibolt makes a big fuss about it and Mercuito gets mad. Tibolt and Mercuito duel and Tibolt stabs and kills Mercuito. Romeo gets extremely mad then runs to find Tibolt, and they duel. Romeo stabs Tibolt and he dies, and Romeo leaves in a daze.

Act Three Scene Two

Juliet’s nurse cries and tells Juliet, and they both mourn together. She gets mad at Romeo and herself for marrying a murderer but then regrets it and defends Romeo. Romeo is having a big tantrum and hating himself, and Friar Laurence tries to calm him down. Juliet’s nurse comes and Romeo tries to commit suicide, but thankfully the priest stops him. Romeo asks about Juliet and she tells him that she is fine. They meet up and spend the night together but then he leaves in the morning since he was banished from the kingdom.

Act Three Scene Three

Juliet is still mourning Romeo’s departure but her mother thinks that she is mourning about Tibolt. She wants her to be happy and proposes that she marry Paris. Juliet refuses and her mother goes to tell her father. He was outraged and storms into her room, and throws her on the ground. The nurse protects her but he demands Juliet to marry Paris, and if not she cannot live in her house. Juliet pleads to her mother and father, and they both disagree. She asks her nurse for advice and she says that she should just marry Paris, since Romeo was exiled anyway. Juliet pretends to agree and waits for the nurse to leave her room.

Act Four Scene One

Paris plans the marriage date with the priest and spots Juliet running to see him. He asks if she is asking God to forgive her sins and kisses her on the forehead then departs. She runs into the church and yells that she would rather die than marry him. The priest spots the flowers he was picking in the garden and has an idea. He tells Juliet to drink the liquid in the vile on Wednesday night alone, and she will be “dead” ro 48 hours. Her heart won’t beat and her skin will be cold as ice. However, he will send a letter to Romeo telling  him that she wasn’t really dead. He will see her again when she wakes up and they will run off together. Juliet rejoices, takes the vile and flees back home awaiting her “death”.

Act Four Scene Two

Juliet runs home to tell her father that she is sorry and that she will marry Paris. He is rejoiced and moves the wedding to Wednesday, not knowing that she was lying. She apologizes to her mother and nurse but that night she drinks the poison from the vile and falls asleep. Even though she was afraid she did it for love, and especially Romeo.

Act Four Scene Three

Juliet’s nurse finds her in her room and cries out to her mother and father. She yells out that she is dead, and they all mourn and are covered in grief. A funeral for Juliet is held and Romeo’s servant Balthasar watches it happen. He takes his horse to find Romeo in Manuta and passes the priests’ monk with the letter to Romeo.

Act Five Scene One

Balthasar rushes to find Romeo and tells Romeo about Juliet’s “death”. Romeo is depressed and very mad, and rushes to find his horse. He rides to Juliet’s grave and his servant and horses leave.

Act Five Scene Two

Romeo uses a rock to break into the grave and rushes down the stairs. He finds Juliet’s “corpes” and cries deeply thinking his true love is “dead”. He then spots Tibolt next to her and mourns even more for killing such an “innocent” soul. Then he takes the poison and dies next to Juliet’s grave. Friar Laurence goes to visit Juliet’s grave and spots Romeo’s servant there. He then rushes to find him and sees him dead next to her grave. He weeps and Juliet wakes up, and he tries to rush her away. However, she sees Romeo dead on the floor and finds out what happened. Friar Laurence runs away hearing guards coming and Juliet decides to kill herself. She takes Romeo’s dagger and stabs her heart, and dies next to him. Their bodies are taken to the prince, where he scolds the Capulets and Montagues telling them that it was their fault that their beloved family was dead.


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Quarter 4 Goals


GOAL: This quarter I will record a constant rate of 15-50 words in my wonder words wall for every book I read. I could accomplish this by remembering about my goal, reminding myself, and recording everyday.

S (specific): I will put a stickie note in my book as a bookmark to constantly record words for my wall.

M (measurable): I will write them down them transfer the words and their definitons into my reading log.

A (attainable): I will remember that learning new words is important, and accomplishing my goal is as well.

R (realistic): I will remind myself about my goals and ask my family and friends to encourage me.

T (timely): If I record and discover words whenever I finish a book, I will accomplish this goal by the end of quarter three.


GOAL: This quarter I will practice my comma splices in NoRedInk at least every other day. This goal could be accomplished if I work as hard as possible, remind myself about my goals by bookmarking the site and writing it in my planner, and practicing frequently.

S (specific): I will practice my cursive on NoRedInk which is a website that helps with writing and grammar.

M (measurable): I will record my progress and screenshot a few of my examples.

A (attainable): I will remember about my goals and make sure that I accomplish them.

R (realistic): I will remind myself by putting the sheet on my refrigerator, and telling my parents to remind me.

T (timely):  If I practice and improve my comma splice problem every other day I will be able to accomplish this goal.


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Romeo and Juliet

I am quite happy with my mom and I’s responses, since we both principally agreed on who is my “perfect mate”. She said that he has to have empathy and compassion. These traits are important to me because if they are not caring, they won’t be right for me since I want a respectful and chivalrous mate. Another trait that my mom wanted was intelligence. I also want him to be clever because he has to be able to get a job, and he has to be hard working as well. Finally, my mom said that she wanted him to have a pleasant appearance. I agree with this as well because looks are not as important as their personality, but it still does count. Also, he has to be a bit taller than me since I want a taller mate.   For the traits she would consider, she told me that I should choose who I want since it really isn’t her decision. I wanted someone clever and caring, who loves music, and who is okay appearance wise. Overall, my mother and I have basically the same answers, and basically both agree on my “perfect mate”. This is a positive thing since I value her opinion, and mine as well. So having the same perspective as her is important.


Visual Literacy:

Link to Visual Literacy

Romeo and Juliet:


I do not know much about Shakespeare, but I do know A bit about his legacy. Shakespeare had written many famous plays and had even created some of the English language we use today. Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet are one of his most famous tragedies, and it was even re-enacted in our very own high school.

  • What was Shakespeare’s date of birth?

Shakespeare was born a few days before his baptism on the 26th of April 1564.

  •  Where was he born?

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.

  •  Where did he go to school, and what was it like?

It is likely that Shakespeare had gone to school at the local King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford.

  •  What do we know about his family?

We know that his father, John Shakespeare, was a glove maker and wool merchant. He also had a mother called Mary Arden who was a daughter to a landowner from Wilmcote, South Warwickshire.

  •  Why did he go to London?

Shakespeare had gone to London to pursue his career in theatre.

  •  With which theatres and companies was Shakespeare involved?

Shakespeare was one of the manager partners of the Lord Chamberlain’s Company. The company were aware of two theaters in the Southwark area of London, called the Globe and the Blackfriars.

  •  Who were Shakespeare’s contemporaries?

A critic called Robert Green was one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries describing him in 1952 as an “upstart crow”.

  •  When did he die and what is special about this date?

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, and this is special since he was thought to be born and dead on the same day.

  •  What did he leave his wife in his will?

Shakespeare had left his ‘second-best bed’ to his wife, for an unknown reason.

Romeo and Juliet:


  • How many plays did Shakespeare write?

Shakespeare had written 38 plays in his lifetime.

  • What three categories can we put his plays into?

His plays were categorized into tragedies, comedies, and histories.

  • Name two plays from each category.

Two plays from the tragedies portion are Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Two plays from the comedies section are The Merchant of Venice, and the Twelfth Night. Finally, two plays from the histories area are Henry V, and King John.

Romeo and Juliet:

Golden Globe

I actually do not know much about this famous theatre. I have never even heard of it, but now I know it is linked with Shakespeare in some way. I cannot wait to find out more information about it though.

Interesting Facts:

  • There were doorman that kept pick pocketers and trouble makers out of th theatre
  • During Shakespeare’s time London had animal baiting where people would watch dogs fight larger animals like bulls or bears
  • The poor stood in a Central yard to watch plays with no roof
  • The rich were sat in comfort in covered galleries around the yard
  • The “groundlings” would mingle with the rich
  • The area was very dirty and people rarely bathed (no bathrooms)
  • Rich gentleman smoked long sticks of Tobacco from the Europeans
  • Some people skipped church and work for plays
  • Playbills explained play information
  • Richard Bubage was famous actor in plays
  • Closer and the more comfortable the more expensive
  • There were thieves who cut purses for money (called ‘cutpurses’)