Title

Listen

Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Email

mlee2@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Art & Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

This printmaking project is based on the saying: “hearing is silver, listening is gold.” The piece consists of two sections. The left side is the hearing side with the image of an ear and the right side is the listening side with an image of hands. When you hear someone, their words can come in one ear and out the other hence the image of an ear. When you listen to someone, you can understand them and have compassion hence the image on the right. It was an image that seemed to exude the idea of caring for someone else. The background on the hearing side is very jumbled up, very messy to the point where you can't really understand the message, if there is any. The listening side is more neat and straightforward similar to a story where you are reading to comprehend something. I feel that having these different backgrounds helps enforce the difference between hearing and listening based on my interpretation, even though, they are words that are used interchangeably. I used newspaper as the background collage because of all the news going on at the time. For the listening side, I chose specific words for the larger text so that they would stand out. I purposefully didn't use large text in the hearing background because that side is meant to emphasize the idea that people can hear all these issues going on around us, but just leave it aside and ignore it. If a person listens, understands, and has compassion for all the negative things that are happening in the world, then there could be more change made. That being said, my main message is to have people move towards listening not just hearing. Listening is taking an extra step for the better.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

23-4-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

12-5-2017 6:00 PM

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Reynolds Gallery

This printmaking project is based on the saying: “hearing is silver, listening is gold.” The piece consists of two sections. The left side is the hearing side with the image of an ear and the right side is the listening side with an image of hands. When you hear someone, their words can come in one ear and out the other hence the image of an ear. When you listen to someone, you can understand them and have compassion hence the image on the right. It was an image that seemed to exude the idea of caring for someone else. The background on the hearing side is very jumbled up, very messy to the point where you can't really understand the message, if there is any. The listening side is more neat and straightforward similar to a story where you are reading to comprehend something. I feel that having these different backgrounds helps enforce the difference between hearing and listening based on my interpretation, even though, they are words that are used interchangeably. I used newspaper as the background collage because of all the news going on at the time. For the listening side, I chose specific words for the larger text so that they would stand out. I purposefully didn't use large text in the hearing background because that side is meant to emphasize the idea that people can hear all these issues going on around us, but just leave it aside and ignore it. If a person listens, understands, and has compassion for all the negative things that are happening in the world, then there could be more change made. That being said, my main message is to have people move towards listening not just hearing. Listening is taking an extra step for the better.