In this project I’ve explored three types of choices we make in our daily lives through which we often express the diversity of our personalities. One such expression is how we choose to dress and ornament ourselves. A second is through enjoyment of our favorite musical styles. Musical styles themselves are incredibly diverse-Wikipedia lists 244 of them for A through C alone! The third is through what we choose to eat.
Often times though, as we all know, these choices are circumscribed by several factors. The economic class we belong to, the influence of our peers, and the roles we fill in society impact how much freedom of choice we really have. I may wish to choose to eat lobster and caviar on bone china with crystal glassware on a regular basis but if the only work available to me is at Walmart this avenue for choice of self expression is closed. I might think you love comfy old jeans and well worn flannel shirts when your preference is slim new jeans and frilly shirts- again you’ve been thwarted if this aspect of self expression is important to you.
I find it interesting to think how free the choices I make really are -and I get angry at how nearly nonexistent they are for certain groups in our society. These thoughts became pronounced when contemplating the meals Americans choose to eat regularly, the subject of the third photo. Here, I distilled my idea visually in the simplest terms. The less cluttered
style and red, white and blue color reflect a difference in my feelings about this particular area of choice.