Wk 4 – Art Experience – Art Care Package


For this week’s art activity, I chose to make my Art Care Package for an old high school friend of mine. His name is Alex and I don’t get to see him nearly as often as I used to. The ultimate purpose of the care package was to bring back old memories. In addition, I included a letter, as well as other gifts. I’m an awful drawer and instead chose to create a mix CD with an original song I made using FL Studio and a MIDI keyboard. The contents of the package are as follows:

  • A copy of Alex’s first zine
  • A mix CD with some songs I’ve been listening to lately + OG song
    1. Dennis Brown – Things In Life2. SPOOKYLI – Whatever You Want
    3. Playboi Carti – Faith
    4. Dean Blunt – Galice
    5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – So Glad
    6. Duster – Stratosphere
    7. Boris – Feedbacker 2
    8. Original Song (tentatively titled BR) 
  • A horribly printed picture of our old high school posse
  • 2 pins: One of Amoeba Music and one of an old high school friend’s band The Nascents
  • FYF Fest used wristband and torn setlist from 2015 (we went together)
  • Kanye West ticket stub from 2013
  • Letter
  • Torn drawing from an old book The Phantom Tollbooth
  • A flashlight I stole from his house a while back (lol)
  • Gifts: Sam Ash gift card, digital watch
  • Picture of ScarJo from Lost In Translation (one ofour favorite movies)
  • Wish You Were Here picture for obvious reasons

In reflection, I quite enjoyedcreating the care package. When comparing the package to snapchat, the package is much more meaningful and personal than a snap. A snapchat is disposable and defines one moment, while a care package includes endless memories and messages. Ultimately, I believe the time that went into creating the package gave it that much more meaning than a simple snap chat. In addition, this wide variety of ephemera may seem like a pile of random items to an outside viewer, but to me and Alex, every item is meaningful and filled with a million ideas.


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