The green at Colony Manor
For this illustration, I wanted to pick a place that meant something to me. As I read the Helmers 3rd chapter, I realized that as many of my classmates, I really like natural landscapes. I looked outside and something caught my attention.
I live on campus, at the Colony Manor apartments. These are all made by bricks and one of the older residential buildings at RIT. What I find interesting is that besides its old architecture, the green trees and grass help Colony Manor look a little bit more alive. When Helmers talks about Images and Analysis, he encourages us to analyze a particular landscape and consider why is it preferred over others (P.81). As I look at my surroundings, I wonder if the purpose of these little pieces of nature at Colony, were placed here to evoke some kind of emotion on its residents.
I like this particular landscape because I do feel a little bit happier by having some nature in my living space.