Creative product

By Karyna Statko

In this creative project I would like to show Anna’s personality and what does she feels during the entire story when she is with different men. I want to show that right now Anna is in England and that she is a tart. When she met Jeffries she understands more about her, that she is poor and she wants to have more than what she has now. Also, we can see that she “costs” more before having sex with him. He gave her 25 pounds, but when they were together he gave her just 5 pounds. This can also give us a little perspective, as how she must felt after being with Jeffries, like she is not appreciated as before.  She always describes herself as wearing black. For me the author choose the black color as a representation of how Anna’s life is going at the time, as she is in a dark part of her life. Anna says that wears it because she is trying to be black as most people in West Indies. For me she does it because she misses West Indies and wearing black is something that can remind her of her real home. Throughout the book we can feel that she is always trying to talk or think about West Indies no matter where she is and no matter what she is doing at this moment. This place for her is so important, but she cannot come back there because she doesn’t have any money that she can use to get there.

What I intend to do is to create a poster that represents Anna feeling with relation of her getting home sick, as I know also this feeling. What I will do is create a poster that will show a contrast between Anna current life in England versus what she tells us about West Indies.  I will be using symbolism as I plan to show in a poster through different items what is the feeling of being home sick. As this is the feeling that Anna is having during her stay in England. In this poster I want to put symbols like the fireplace and the bottle of alcohol that makes Anna feel like if she was at home. Also I will put the silhouette of a man that in my opinion is a symbol of her being depresses and under appreciated. As well as a window that shows the cold of England and how depress it gets during winter. I also want to make a contrast of putting all the images in black and white except for the image that represents West Indies. I want to do this because I want to emphasize the feeling of depression that she has and how she puts everything to the side and only thinks about home, about West Indies.

For me this poster captures most of the tone of the novel. The tone being that she is depress because she misses home, that she started to drink more because of this and because she wasn’t appreciated by the men she was with and finally she always trying to find a piece of West Indies in anything that she is doing.







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  1. Beautiful artwork! I like a lot of this. I like the dark silhouettes, the collage, and especially the sparseness of the room. This gives the whole thing a minimalist feel, which I think fits in with the tone of the novel. Your picture seems to be inspired by Nana, by Manet, which I showed in class: the woman in the centre, the man off to the side watching her. It would have been cool to do a picture of a specific scene in the novel. But, this is a well-thought-out piece that gets the tone of the novel across nicely. Good work.


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