Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Remember, Remember

The task was to create a subway sign using less than 20 words from a song or poem to create an image that described those very words. I chose an Olde English poem, written by anonymous, about Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up parliament. This poem was used in the movie, V for Vendetta, which is how I came across it. The title, bleeding, sets the scene, forming the top of the composition. This allowed me to suggest that the barrels are below in a dark basement area. The barrels represent TNT or other explosives, a white wick leading to them, the last letter, a W being the flame which will burn the wick. It took a while to get the words to form the shape of barrels. The composition reads: Three score barrels of powder below to prove old England's overthrow.

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