© Angelica Fernandez 

VMA Poem

I Remember Me

At my college we have a program called YEA (Youth Experiencing Art) that visits schools around the city to teach kids about art. The school that I selected is called Visible Men Academy, the students here are taught to reflect their inner voice through poetry. This year the theme was fatherhood, and what type of father they would like to be for their child. The kids wrote poems that were so powerful that it impacted a lot of students to create visuals for their words. For this project I set out to create an animation for one of these touching poems written by a teacher at the school. I wanted the kids to see the poem manifested in another medium that is not as abstract to grasp as poetry can be. This man's poem really struck a cord in me, and I had to make it be shown. This is what I came up with to bring his poem to life.