For weeks 3 and 4 we had a two part assignment.
Part 1: To choose a book you love and create an image out of a paragraph in the book. The book I chose was Always Running By Luis Rodriguez. It is the true account of a man who grew up in the latino gang life in Los Angeles during the 60's and 70's. He explains the book was made in hopes of making sure his own son never went that route. His son Ramiro did end up in the LA Gang Life and is currently serving a large prison sentence because of it. My portrait was supposed to be Ramiro, in a paragraph where Luis talks about how much pain and scars his son hides underneath his skin. He has finally reconciled with his son and they both have found a relationship after all this time.
The book Nick chose was 'please kill me' and the paragraph basically consisted of Dee Dee ramone talking about how sid vicous crushed up speed, put it into a syringe and stuck it in the toiled. he sucked up the water with piss and puke and injected it. pretty ridiculous. it was funny hearing people talk about how someone puked in the bathroom after this covert shoot. it was actually chunky beef soup.
From The Great Gatsby: "She turned her head as there was a light, dignified knocking at the front door. I went out and opened it. Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes." -Chapter Five