Unit 3 Preliminary Outline

Class Example .. Although the media has portrayed the disco as an hedonistic community only focused on sex and substance abuse, I contend that it offered a space of communication and safety for subcultures. Although X is true Y is not true.

A Man’s Life Described by His Panel; Mark Murphy Bearrentine;

The NAMES project  is not very well known of, and at first glance, portrayed as just a quilt with the names of people who have died from HIV/AIDS. Although this statement is true that it does have the names of people who lost their lives, there is so much more to it than just that. It is about remembering those who lost their lives and also bringing awareness to the disease so important people who can possibly make a change can see that.


The NAMES project is a quilt created to memorialize those who have lost their lives due to Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).  The AIDS Quilt, with its blocks and panels memorializing those lost to the disease, offers a glimpse of the diverse communities and individuals affected by this terrible disease. It is not as known about as it should be. It consists of thousands upon thousand of blocks which contain 8 separate panels and stretches for miles. The quilt continues to grow day by day. My goal for my project was to describe my chosen panel in the best and most accurate way possible while also informing those who are unbeknownst and ignorant to the NAMES project as a whole.


History of the NAMES project;

NAMES project as a whole;

Mark Murphy Bearrentine;



The NAMES project continues to grow day by day. Thousands of panels have been made into blocks since it was first created. The fact that I was able to get to do interact with actual pieces of the quilt was super exciting. This project had multiple levels and it was so full of many different ways that you could go about the project as a whole.




The Purse


When given a bag full of objects and tasked with making something random and creative, my partner and I were both like huh. We went through the bag and observed each object and begin to brainstorm . Inside the bag we received was an empty sugar box, cotton, thin line of red cloth, a red color pencil, a safety pin, and a small colorful bouncy ball. We were very confused as to what exactly we could make from this. There were other materials available on the desk to help with our creation, so we went through those as well. What we saw were thick colored paper, scissors, and tape. I grabbed one sheet of construction paper, black duct tape, and scissors and we got to work.

We sat there and voiced our different thoughts as to what we could possibly make from the stuff provided, and we both decided a purse would be a good idea. We used the box as the purse, we covered it in gray colored paper. Then we taped the red line of fabric as the strap of the purse. We decided to put an “MK” logo onto the purse as decor, and we also decided to add an intricate design.

We used all of the obvious objects provided that we thought about using. But little did we know there were so many more things that could have been used. For example, the plastic bag we were given that held the objects. We did not even think of that.  I feel the main aspect was to teach us that you can use any and everything to create your masterpiece and make it a work of art. We do not have to settle using just the obvious basics.