19 03 2010

A significant part of class the past week or so has been the style of High Concept.  Quilting is important for high concept as it brings everything together without describing it with repetitive detail.  I don’t know if this is right or not, but when I think of High Concept I think of the movie Snakes on a Plane, as the title is simple and straight forward, and tells you exactly what the film is about.

Last week, there was a big fight on PayPerView, Pacquiao vs Clottey.  I have been boxing for a while  and I am actually training now trying to cutweight for a fight over summer.  My favorite boxer is Manny Pacquiao, and nike just came out with a Manny Pacquiao Pride shirt that is similar to a quilt as the abstract design tells you the story of Pacquiaos life.  Look closely and you can find the map of the world, the map of the Philipines (Pacquiao’s home country), boxing belts, an eagle (philipines national bird), his favorite instrument, the first Philipino fighter, Freddy Roach( Pacquiao’s trainer), his glove symbolic for his famous hook, and Wild Card Gym in Vegas, the gym where he trains.   From a distance, the image may appear to look like Pacquiaos head, but if you look closer you can make out all the individual parts that go into it that tell the life story of Manny Pacquiao.