Desperately seeking Independence by TeKeHall

As you all know by now I have been complaining and complaining, about what.. GETTING A PART TIME  JOB!

So, last night I whipped up this, “Political Cartoon” of myself, Now to explain..

The three hands represents my source of financial support in order of who I ask first, My mom, mom step-dad/dad, and my emergency  is my boyfriend. In the center of the picture, there is  me dressed in business attire, holding a resume, and a job application. The smiley face of course, represents the act you have to constantly put on when asking for a job

Me:Hello my name is….. are you hiring?

If I was speaking through my mind I would say,

Me: I am a 20 year old college student, and I really really need a job! Do you know how it feels to be 20 years old, and not have a job? Please for the sake of my existence HIRE ME!!!!

Now the huge hand represents the whole, “Sorry, we’re not hiring.” Or, “We are accepting applications”, in other words, “Yes you can waist your time giving us your information, we are just going to put that in a file cabinet and forget about it, now will you be purchasing something today or…?” So yeah, I can’t really guarantee that my constant complaining about not having a job is going to stop, I am just still waiting for that day to come, so yeah if you’ve been supporting me then thanks, if you have been annoyed at my rants, then, I don’t care….

Pre-deviation Trivia:

1.The Alternate title was, ‘Hand out VS. Independence.”

2. The smiley face mask was a last minute thing.

3. I was going to draw a back pack that had the “Art Institutes” logo on it.

4. The huge hand was going to have a watch that had the word “Independence on it.”

5. The big hand was going to have cuff lings that had company logos on it like, Target, Wendy’s, MCDonalds

Art By Tekeyah Hall


Today we had our trip to the Powell Cotton Museum and Quex Park.

Upon arrival I was actually quite creeped out by the stuffed animals, the concept of that when you were a kid doesn’t really play on your mind as much. I got used to it though, and whilst drawing the displays I actually found it quite relaxing.

We got to talk to the staff and absorb information, information which might be quite useful within the project. Me and my friend Lucy got a sort of private tour with this guy called Keith and he mad us realise things we hadn’t noticed before upon passing the exhibits. For example, Lucy asked if the taxidermists who attended to certain animals knew what they looked like before working with them. The truth is not all of them would, we saw some hyenas which looked more like bull dogs purely because of the fact that some of the taxidermist worked with the bones and the scales given to them by Powell-Cotton. Another example was the elephant (one of the biggest elephants in an exhibition like this in the world might I add) - The skin on his head was stretched out way too much! It wasn’t as wrinkly like a living elephant. However some taxidermists did work from photographs, so quite a lot of the exhibit was accurate. I asked Keith why one of the lions looked a little strange and distorted, apparently it was because back in the Victorian days the lion would have been used in manors as an idea of status within the community. I thought knowing this was quite cool because I know back then a lot of culture was based on making dead things look alive or giving things traits that they didn’t have. 

Now I’ve thought of some “themes” that have come from my visit: Taxidermy, Victorian Rituals (eg. having a lion in the house to show wealth or manliness), animals and their habitat, Life and death (a lot of animals were shown mauling others to death) and what animals mean to other cultures (there was a lot of cultural objects in some galleries too) 

Finally, Me and Lucy found a peacock! It was alive - don’t worry! At first I thought it was stuffed but then it moved 0_o

I’ll upload some drawings from my trip later! Photos above were taken by me, all things belong to the Powell Cotton Museum. Thanks for reading!