For the longest time, I've been trying very hard to think of what I should do for my final project. About a week before, I had sent in some of my art to this District Juried Art Show. Just recently, they had given me my evaluations and grading for my art. They had graded me pretty badly, but that wasn't what made me upset entirely. None of the judges could ever put a grade on who I am as a person.
So anyway, I really don't mind when people say my name incorrectly upon seeing it for the first time. But to claim that my name is "wrong" just because it's different is totally not cool at all. My art was displayed on a wall clearly with my name.
But I guess since my first name isn't a common English name, they decided to rename me "Dean Nygen". My name was RIGHT there, and I really don't understand how people could butcher everything about me so badly.
I really believe that the name that someone's given is a very special and personal thing. They gave me a new name, and my whole identity seemed to be lost. They make me seem like I'm a bad feminine man artist.
So I was really mad about what happened. And when I'm distraught with negative feelings, I have an easier time creating art to vent out my emotions.
With all this crap that happened, I finally came up with my final project in Photography class.
This one is about being given a false name, and how you can't really put a grade on anyone's art. You'd have to be that person to know what they truly wanted to express.