In discussing the old and new the image below aims to illustrate how the “new” (21st century, 2018, the digital age) is overwhelming and people often feel as if they’re drowning due to an immense amount of information and our world revolving around mobile phones and digital media. Whilst contrasting the “new” with the “old”, the old (pre-digital age) is represented by the green grass and reflects a simpler time in society.

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side


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Image of City –  Tan, Edwin, Cityscape night photography by Huawei P20 Pro, viewed 4 October 2018, <>

Image of Man – Fotos, Alexas, From the Sky Fall From the Clouds, viewed 4 October 2018, <>

Image of Field – Clouseau, Jahoo, Agriculture landscape under clouds and sky, viewed 4 October 2018, <>

Image of Coding – Space Digital Background – Torange, 2018, Space Digital Background, viewed 4 October 2018 <;

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  1. Marcus Yuen says:

    Hi Tatendaishe, whilst the collection of images highlights the disparity between the new and old, I do have some recommendations that ensure greater clarity of meaning. For ‘The New Testament’ draft two composition, you have cleverly made use of coding and the bible, yet consider drawing upon this idea further by using a cross made of coding data and using the figure of Jesus, weeping into a shocking headline whilst bystanders stare at their phones, ignorant of the event. In addition, whilst your work titled ‘The Grass is Greener On The Other Side’ is an excellent concept, consider placing a figure or an ‘everyman’ in the fields as part of the real, to inform the audience of mankind’s attempt to reconcile traditions of the past with elements of the ideal as per the principles of Krees and Van Leeuwan (Krees and Van Leeuwan 1996). Furthermore, I would advise inserting the logo of your chosen organisation to reinforce the direction of the digital literacy campaign.

    Kress, G and Van Leeuween, T (1996): “The meaning of composition” in Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design, Routledge, London, pp 181- 229.


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