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Leaving My Footprint

By Julia Caroline Cox


Don’t let fear of the past ring in our ears as you try to express what is presently yours

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Fear does not prevent you from hurting


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It seems stupid to find beauty through the damage. To clear away the broken only to find that it is whole once again. That doesn’t seem probable. And even if it was, would you not feel disgusted that the beauty could shine through it’s own destruction?


Shadows of feelings


UNTIL I FIND I AM NEEDED


AND BY THEN I FEAR I AM BEHIND AND OF NO USE HERE


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ISOLATION AND SOLITUDE TEARING ME APART


When responding to the prompts I noticed that I took a specific abstract word or idea that stemmed from the piece of art and ran with it. I didn’t limit myself to relating it directly to the topic. Most of the time you would not be able to see a correlation between the prompt and my writing. This fact made it hard to remember which free write went to each topic initially. One example of how the visual informed my writing is in the instance of the acrylic painting. In my painting I have a pronounced red burst that I later used to create a scene that took place when the sun was rising. For me it created this vivid sky where the red hues seemed to attack or pierce the sky. Out of all the prompts my favorite was thoughts that equate to the shadow of feelings. I think this became my favorite because of the free write that came out of it. I wrote a monologue where a person is battling between whether an event would occur differently and how they were afraid of it. They did not see how there could be beauty shining through something that had been so destructive. My favorite material was definitely the crayon with watercolors. I created a work that I was really pleased with. I thought the ascetic was really pleasing and my picture also came out very pretty. I took risks in my photo by trying out this theme of close angling. I really wanted to get up close and personal with the subject of my picture because I felt as if that really enabled you see how they saw things. Most of my subjects were inanimate objects and I really wanted to capture the detail and the raw essence of those things. I took risks in my art projects by choosing to create things out of each other. I tried to connect each separate image in my drawings, sculpture, and collage to something else on the page. I know that my images may seem disconnected but I definitely had reasons as to how each thing related to the next. In my writing I took risks when allowing myself to bring out issues I was dealing with and putting them on the page. Though some issues are more clearly addressed I do know that each free write really reflected moods, problems, angry thoughts, and the way that I look at myself. As far as consistencies I notice that all my writings tell stories. I wrote a lot of monologues and poems that really focus on one specific issue or idea. I believe there is a constant mood in all my pieces though some are disguised with silliness that doesn’t mean that the mood has necessarily changed. Throughout all my pieces I have a more somber tone. Also there is a lot of doubt, doubt in myself, doubt in other’s ability to make responsible decisions, and doubt in whether or not things are able to make sense.


List of themes: -Creating -Internal conflict -Doubt in relinquishing control -Acceptance -Secrets -Sneaks -Misery -Patience with self-growth -Color to convey passion -Restlessness

By: Julia Caroline Cox


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Julia Cox