My Proposals:

  • Untie or Loosen the Line
  • Line from the Sky
  • Loose End Hunt on the Line

I decided to focus on how I could loosen the line itself. I focused on the length of the line and loose object that I collected.

I started with a single fallen acorn; a loose object from the line. I also bought enough string to add up to a mile which is the length of the line.

Continued to braid and wrap the measured string around the acorn.

Continued wrapping the acorn with different colored strings and this caused the ball to get larger.

Final Outcome:

I discovered how long a mile actually is not only by walking the line but having to wrap a acorn with a mile long amount of string.

The Word: Part 2

My word was LOOSE.

It was very difficult for me to actual relate my word to the line since a line is straight; not curved, no twists or turns, only one direction. So I tried my best to find some objects, sounds and images that were on the line that could relate to the word “loose”. Loose means to be released or let go but it can also mean free. Here are 7 structures I have collected that relate to my word and were still able to be found on the line.

  1. I collected several items from the line that I thought could represent loose, such as:

Pine needles, leaves, pine cones, feathers, flowers, bark, acorns, broken brick, and rocks.

I see these items as being loose because they were either released, such as the leaves, pine needles, pine cones, and acorns. Or they were detached, such as the broken brick, bark, feathers, and flowers. Also another form of loose could be considered as a loose surface, such as rocks and pebbles, cut grass, dirt, and cracked pavement.

2.  I took several pictures that represent my word:

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3.  I drew a loose sketch of my word:

a bird is very wild and free a.k.a. loose

4.  Some sounds that relate to my word that happen on the line would be:

  • rain falling
  • footsteps
  • wind blowing
  • birds chirping
  • sticks cracking
  • bees buzzing
  • leaves bustling
  • crickets

5.  A poem that relates to my word and the line:

I think this poem can relate to the line as we have traveled it to experience the path, the road no one knows besides the ones assigned to it. But I believe we travel it with such looseness, that each one of us experience it differently and collect different data.

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

6.  A time log of my word:

  • Sept. 19th collected objects
  • Sept. 21st took pictures and listened for loose sounds
  • Sept. 23rd drew my loose sketch of a free bird and collected poem

7.  How line and loose relate:

It was very challenging to relate my word to line as they are complete opposites but when going back to the line I discovered many loose things. Loose can also mean wild and free and more than half of the line was outdoors. During my search for loose I came across several animals such as birds, deer, rodents and insects, where they are very wild and free. Also I came across several objects such as leaves feathers, bark, acorns, rocks etc. that were released or detached, another definition of loose.

The Word

Loose

Definition of loose:

  • free or released from fastening or attachment
  • not bound together
  • free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered
  • to release, as from constraint, obligation, or penalty
  • to unfasten, undo, or untie, as a bond, fetter, or knot
  • promiscuous
  • set free, unbind

Synonyms of loose:

  • apart, asunder, baggy, clear, detached, disconnected, easy, escaped
  • flabby, flaccid, floating, free, hanging, insecure, liberated, limp, loosened, movable, not fitting, relaxed, released, separate, slack, slackened
  • sloppy, unattached, unbolted, unbound, unbuttoned, uncaged, unclasped, unconfined, unconnected, undone, unfastened, unfettered, unhinged, unhooked, unlatched, unlocked, unpinned, unrestrained, unrestricted, unsecured, unshackled, untied
  •  wobbly
  • uncontrolled, lax, flyaway, silty, shifting

Antonyms of loose:

  • constrained, restricted, taut, tight
  • clean, decent, moral
  • bind, limit, restrict, tighten
  • compact

Google search of loose:

 

Sites:

Images:

 

 

How does it relate to the line?

-A line is not loose, or it would be called a squiggle. A line is pretty straight-forward, but traveling or walking the line can be loose. The way one explores the line, feels the line, observes different perspectives, can be loose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Line

http://prezi.com/ojo1nlsfu5r2/the-line/

My line project

Personal Territory Tour

My Personal Territory Tour:

The shady, calm, cool spot underneath the tree in front of Tefft residence hall. I had a picnic while i was in my territory. For others to do the same, what is included?

About my Territory:

  1.  The first place I noticed when I came to alfred.
  2. easy to find
  3. outdoors
  4. right side of tefft
  5. near side door
  6. grassy
  7. acorns dropping
  8. flat ground
  9. near my dorm
  10. relaxing
  11. quiet
  12. leaves on the ground
  13. colorful
  14. nice breeze
  15. sunny
  16. cool ground
  17. right by the nature walk
  18. close to some cars
  19. a lot of people walk by without noticing
  20. birds whistling
  21. nice for picnics
  22. i had my own little picnic
  23. only place that shares shade right outside of Tefft.
  24. always has a good view
  25. watch sunsets
  26. saw deer near
  27. some flowers
  28. i got to pick some flowers
  29. friends gather sometimes
  30. had a picnic with a few friends
  31. easygoing
  32. reminds me of camping
  33. can see it from my dorm window
  34. easy to walk to
  35. only 10 minutes from the art gallery
  36. bugs around
  37. animals can be seen
  38. can see most of campus
  39. found this place just by walking by
  40. dry area
  41. tranquil
  42. other people know if this place
  43. it is my territory but i allow others
  44. need a nice snack
  45. can listen to music
  46. bring blanket
  47. and bring a frisbee to play games!

The Explorations I did:

#11: collected leaves from my territory and recorded the differences.

  • 2 are green
  • 2 are brown
  • 2 are red
  • 1 is yellow
  • the yellow is the smallest
  • one of the green is thinner and darker in color
  • one of the brown is also thinner
  • there is one small red leaf and one big red leaf
  • the yellow has some red coloring in it
  • one green leaf has some brown coloring
  • both red leaves has brown coloring
  • all of them have stems
  • one brown leaf stem is shorter then the other
  • 5 of the leaves have similar shapes
  • the other 2 share different shapes
  • the veins of the leaves are very similar
  • 1 of each color of the leaves are speckled
  • the stems of the leaves are the same color as the leaves
  • the brown leaves look dead like
  • one of the brown leaves are ripped

#15: what I bought that day; for my picnic.

  • tortilla chips
  • guacamole
  • yogurt
  • hugs; juice
  • cranberry juice
  • cheese
  • crackers
  • peanut butter
  • chex mix
  • celery
  • carrots
  • cookies
  • salsa
  • oranges

Two-Faced

Let’s give all the two faced people in the world a round of applause. For they deserve an A for acting skills and performance. But coincidentally they also deserve an F for cleverness and lack of intelligence. When it comes to the others finding out their true or fake personalities they have been unsuccessful . Unfortunately two faced people of the world are too caught up in the act of themselves to look back and discover they have easily been revealed. For you know who you are, you should cut the pathetic act and get back to reality. Collect the least bit of dignity you might have left.

I will no longer be your fool. I was a fool to believe in you. I was a fool to believe in us. A fool to believe we had any sort of connection or comfort we once had before. A fool to even think there could be a possibility of you growing. Maturing. Developing care for yourself or others. I will no longer be YOUR fool. I am mine, to have such silly thoughts. I am my fool, a fool…to even love a fool like you.

 

Singled out, left behind

The memories that remind.

Alone on the ground

The pain and harm that comes around.

 

Petals scattered

As foot steps tattered.

Abandoned reminiscences

Steps on steps and essences.

 

Gentle petals blow across the floor

Forlorn, elapsed feelings come through the door.

Broken, busted, burnt empathy

Forgotten without any sympathy.

 

Petals danced across the ground

As the love has ended and couldn’t be found.

A ruined flower is only left

And a lonely heart, a victim of theft.

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