My group, which included Trish Hoy, Anders Peterson, and Ian Platou, chose to dedicate our altar to sites of environmental degradation and exploitation as a consequence of human actions. Out altar recognized the
My group, which included Trish Hoy, Anders Peterson, and Ian Platou, chose to dedicate our altar to sites of environmental degradation and exploitation as a consequence of human irresponsibility and greed. However, our altar also recognizes those sites of environmental exploitation as sites of healing.
Throughout the quarter, I think my group was not alone in feeling perplexed about how we would complete our final project. The idea of building our own altar seemed so abstract and like a project we were ill-prepared to tackle. However, as I watched our altar come together as we built it from scratch just an hour ago, everything started to click.
The most exciting part of the set-up was playing around with rearranging, adding, and removing objects/images to arrive at our ofrenda as it stands. We experimented with which images best complemented our theme, ultimately arriving at a mix of photographs, drawings, and digital artwork.
While there is no singular definition of what an ofrenda includes, I am impressed by how legit our ofrenda looks.
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