Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Journal 5: Jim Bishop, Castle Builder - Antonio
The point of view if first person description for this profile. There are a few italicized sentences of background information, but other than that everything is explained from Bishop's point of view. Three things I notice about the photo are, first, he has a wide grin while standing atop the castle. Second, the designs in stones lining the edge of the tower that shows the amount of detail he put in. Third, the landscape in the background looks vast and makes the castle feel authentic. The photo conveys the pride that Bishop feels for his work, as he stands atop his creation in a power stance with big smile. Bishop represents creativity because he is making a castle by himself, not much more needs expounded upon here. The skill he has which is most important for what he does is determination. Many people do not have the drive to work on such a monumental task, however it shows that loving what you do is important in order to continue doing it. The passage I chose is on page 159 and is the closing sentence, "How many people are here? The three of us! It ain't any good unless somebody's here to see it! If somebody ain't gettin' any enjoyment out of it, then it's just a pile of rocks!"