Author: pamichaud

Land o Fakes

Land o Fakes

While searching through interesting photos on the internet I stumbled across this image of the famous Land of Lakes butter. Clearly this image is using cultural appropriation and making fun of the Indian and American Population in a way. I thought that this image was really funny because everyone know what it is suppose to say on the label but it clearly does not as it says fakes instead of lakes. Also on the bottom of this image there is the word Bitter written across which could be referring to bitter butter but most likely that native Americans are bitter about Americans and us taking over America. It also has a native American man praying kneeling down and it looks like with an American Flag wrapped around him. Clearly this is showing how the American way has overtaken the native American way in this image and that is why it says Land o Fakes because it is portraying as Americans as fake people or bad people for taking the land. Also using Bitter, on the bottom is clearly giving that impression that most native American people are still bitter about what has happened in our history so they are using this famous label of butter that everyone knows about to get back at us. As this image is clearly meant to give the audience a laugh at the same time it has a bit of seriousness to it about the past of America. Originally before this class I would have probably just looked right over this image and not payed close attention to it and the underlying meaning it has but now from taking Art 100 I am able to see a deeper understanding of what images like these can mean and how powerful words can be when displayed with a powerful image.

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Sports Nation Chicago Cubs

Sports Nation Chicago Cubs

After looking through my Facebook I saw this photo published by Sports Nation. From this photo you can see that this photo was designed to try to target and reach a large audience and give a general message to a large amount of people. The large mass media are radio, television, cinema, and the press. Sports Nation posted this image to their social media and then it was released on their show on television and in the press. I think that this image mattered to the sports world because it is a very powerful image showing historical figures and the progression of history through time through houses and technology of cars. By using these examples it is able to encounter a lot of different audiences because everyone is able to relate to the first car, house prices, the famous president, or a famous baseball player like Babe Ruth. I would say this image really mattered because it did a great job of getting the point across to the different audiences and really established the meaning of the image. This is a powerful image because it is showing how long in time it has been since the MLB team the Chicago Cubs have won a World Series. This image uses powerful images within it to show the audience that it has been over a hundred years since this franchise has won a title. I do not think that the meaning of this message can really be missed by the audience because it is simply showing that it has been more than a century since the Chicago Cubs have won a title. This image could have been posted in many different medias such as twitter, instagram or other social media sources. I really enjoyed looking at this image because it conveyed such a powerful message to such a large audience. Even though this picture was primarily focusing on the Chicago Cubs it also referred to many different industries such as the progression of the auto motive vehicle, the housing industry, the presidents of America, and famous baseball players themselves. This image really mattered because not only is it showing America’s pastime sport but it is really showing America’s history in a powerful image. The media did a great job of selecting these four images to be put together to make a larger image resembling the Chicago Cubs. What I like most about this image through the media is that there is a sense of humor with the words posted, and while you are laughing at the picture you are realizing how impressive and far we have come as a country. This image could have been posted on many different social medias, but the one where I saw it was on Facebook, and then later watching Sports Nation this picture came up again.

War and Peace

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This is a picture of an American solider who is dressed and prepared for war but is holding his hand up that is showing the peace sign that he most likely drew on it.  I believe that this is a very powerful image because it is trying to show the viewer that there is a purpose of this war and it is to try to attain world peace.  In this picture you can see the shadows that are reflecting onto the hand and the solider almost show that the shadows are almost representing the darkness but the light is showing that there is hope to come and one day there can be world peace.  I think that when you look at this image it is wanting the viewer to realize that there is a reason why we are fighting and we have to be fighting to attain peace in this world.  This image wants to give the viewer hope that one day there will be peace and that there is not meaningless violence going on for no reason.  I think that this is such a powerful image because there is much controversy that is highly debated today of whether or not there should be a war and if there is meaningless violence going on that is resulting in soldiers being killed for no reason.  This picture shows the viewer that the soldiers do in fact have good intentions and ultimately want world peace.  Also in this image you can see that the soldier is ready for battle with his helmet clipped on and dressed appropriately but you can not see his face.  I think that this shows the viewer sometimes the individual soldiers do not get remembered or enough credit and their whole purpose is to protect us and give us world peace but we don’t even see the face on this individual soldier.  This picture is also showing us that we as people almost blend all of the soldiers together and give them no identity while they try to accomplish a common goal of world piece.  It is like we forget about the soldiers through the shadow of death, but in reality each soldier is an individual who is willing to sacrifice their life for yours.  This picture is really powerful and all though there are no words on it this image,this picture really speaks a countless number of words. From the soldiers uniform to the shadows reflecting on him to the peace sign on his hand it is obvious that this image wants us to recognize our soldiers and see that they are fighting for world peace.