For this first assignment, I wanted to play with the idea of light vs dark in reference to happiness. I wanted to create an image that was hopeful. I decided to take it one step further and cut the image apart into little blocks and then rebuild it. I struggled with with whether or not that additional process was necessary or if it would add anything to the image. In the end, the process of doing that meant a lot to me. It was sort of my opportunity to destroy the negativity that has disturbed my happiness and positive thinking and literally rebuild it, focusing on the hope. It also helped to represent that I don't regret the negative as it will continue to inform my life. It's still there, lingering, but I'm trying not to focus on it.