Week 2, fall 2019

It’s week 2! This week, I don’t feel like I was as productive as I’d like. I did do a lot more research than anything, I was trying to do more reading on Aztec culture/mythology however, I need to get my hands on Books 1, 4, & 5 of the Florentine Codex. There are a total of 12 and one day I’d love to have all of them however, it’s expensive to get them all at once so I’ll have to get a few at a time. The pdfs online aren’t translated, and I cannot understand! Mainly because of the handwriting. The books I want are the topics of the Gods, omens and superstitions which are the subjects I’m particularly wanting to focus on. However, I’m going through a moral dilemma. So I may not focus entirely on Aztec mythology but on Mexican folklore in general. This is because indigenous cultures are still oppressed in Mexico and I don’t want to misrepresent their culture.

Anyway, so far I have been working on getting some rough ideas of my first project which was first looking roughly like this (I made a mini model)

 

And this is the base that I’ve made so far

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It is hollow, and I’m trying make things as lightweight as possible so hopefully I don’t make things too heavy that it’ll break???  Anyway my idea for this has also changed from when I first made the mini to this

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I just didn’t feel like the previous one flowed well. I was inspired by bonsai trees. I’m trying to mainly create/establish an environment and then work on creating the narrative from that.

I also also have this sketch for another set

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