For the first assignment, students will create images that represent their values and experiences and display these on a personal bento box. These images will then act as a storyboard to inform the writing of their college essay.
This project combines the beauty and imagination of Hikaru Murakami’s Japanese Magical Realist writing with the art of Joaquin Torres-Garcia bento box style of painting. There are intersections and similarities between these two artist. The students will paint and write their way in and out of these two artists paths.