Keepsake Rose Jar
Was cleaning out a jar I keep roses in that my boyfriend gave me on Valentines day in 2011. Ended up taking a photo of it and afterwards noticed I also caught him in the background. (A bit more originally was in the photo, including more dried up flowers on my desk, but I cropped it because of file size.) I felt like dried up roses worked well for this week’s assignment, because the photo referenced steps 2,3, and 4 of the analyzing process. Specifically, I found myself referencing the third step– details. Unintentionally, the arrangement, angle and space of the individual elements on the page– the roses in focus, but a young man in the background. Also the color and shape of the roses, hinting at their age. The context in which the roses exist– a glass jar– hinting that they are being kept intentionally. This then tends to blend into the fourth step– identifying the symbolic elements that hint at a relationship between the recipient of the roses and the young man in the photo.