Tuesday, August 3, 2010
When I think of the term "personal space," I'm quickly reminded of the term "my bubble." For instance, if someone is invading your personal space, you may have told them to step out of your "bubble" or vice verse. After being given this concept, I thought of this image that I had taken a few weeks back and realized that it worked for the assignment. In this photo, the model is all alone in a cement tube - one used for construction for water, sewage, etc. This circular formation around him is interpreted, to me, as the metaphorical "bubble" that we all have around us, when referring to "personal space."
The view from my 4th floor room at Comfort Inn off 58th and I-25 in Denver, Co. The room I call home every Monday night is far from personal in fact there are another 200 rooms exactly like it (including the bed spread you want to make sure doesn’t touch your face.
The space is mine for a few hours a week. My belongings tossed all over the room without the worry of little hands getting into things or big voices asking me to put it away, “please'. I work on the computer and watch TV without the guilt of the chore list running through my head. I sleep deep at first but then I am often woken up by the something of not knowing where I am.
This is personal space on many levels. First, it is a bedroom, which is often very personal and very private space for most people. Then there are the jeans which, when wore in, become very personalized. Next, there is the underwear which is definitely a personal space for your "junk". Lastly, there are the condoms which are the most personal you can get with another person and still be sectioned off into your own space.
Monday, August 2, 2010
“Space” is the key word! We all have a specific amount “space” we are comfortable in. No one will ever be able to fully understand the limits of ones preference, and we have all the control of protecting our “space” and allowing the entrance of any species. We just have to watch and learn.