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Destroyer Graduation
Destroyer Graduation

Graduation is the transition within one's life. On the entire left side of the piece are all synonyms for the word "finish," and on the right are variations of the word "begin." The center of the paper has a ripped valley that represents both the struggle that occurs when passing into a new phase of life, as well as the destructive nature a destroyer has in just wanting to be finished with the institution of education.

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Destroyer Divorce
Destroyer Divorce

Marriage for most people symbolizes a union or a joining of two lives. As a satire this piece demonstrates the opposite idea: the freedom of divorce. The size of the word "free" is a focal point. The phrase "i hate you" is written over the entire page and adds an element of drama. Over one of the words "hate" there is the word "Love" in deep red that symbolizes the lost emotion.

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Destroyer Birth
Destroyer Birth

With the birth of a child there is a loss of the parents individualism and their independence. In this piece, the word "parents" is centered on the page to symbolize that a child is now at the center of their life. It is also tied with twine to symbolize the idea that the parents are now trapped into caring for a child and have lost themselves to this new life.

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Destroyer Death
Destroyer Death

When death occurs the simple idea of being buried and surrounded by earth is the focus of this milestone. The bold type of the word "DUST" is embedded just under the surface of the paper to reflect the concept of burial. Extreme texture and ashes add to the idea of "ashes to ashes, dust to dust."

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the destroyer

The destroyer as a personality type tends to rebel against typical social structures. Within each of the milestones explored in this series, the idea of breaking away from the norm was the motivation. Specific characteristics that run through the entire series are limited simply because of the nonconforming nature of the destroyer archetype. Traits that do cross over are the monochromatic earth tones of the handmade paper and the rough natural textures of each piece. Viewers that possess this personality type can identify with the ideas in each piece that honestly speak the truth relating to the milestones that most people don't want to express. They also can relate to the simplistic ideas represented that reflect the core of the ideas explored.