Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Here are 5 sketches and notes to illustrate my ideas for my photo manipulated image:
Idea 1: The student’s head is a piggy bank, made of porcelain or glass. The piggy bank has been smashed and pieces of it scatter, along with a couple of coins. One of the pieces is clearly the money slot of the piggy bank. This communicates the idea of money being all this student can think about, and when the pressure and demands get too much, the mind explodes.
Idea 2: Student is at checkout in a supermarket, with items placed on conveyor belt. To communicate idea of the groceries ‘costing an arm and a leg’, the student is placing their arm and leg on the conveyor belt with the groceries and is standing with only one arm and one leg remaining. This idea shows desperation and the sheer struggle to make ends meet when trying to pay for living costs with little earnings.
Idea 3: Student giving arm and leg in exchange for keys to apartment. This again portrays the idea of something being so expensive it ‘costs an arm and a leg’. The image shows that affording accommodation while studying is a difficult task.
Idea 4: A piggy bank sits on a desk with a tiny student trapped inside with their head in their hands. Inside the piggy bank is a couple of loose coins. The piggy bank is glass. This portrays the idea of a student really struggling with not having enough money. With the size comparison between the large piggy bank and tiny student trapped inside, the idea of being helpless and overwhelmed is portrayed.
Idea 5: A sad, skinny, empty piggy bank leaning on sad student for support. Can clearly see coin slot to show it is a piggy bank. This is similar to idea 4 in what is being conveyed.