In this exercise we were to select from a list a word that we could make a mark from. The mark would reflect the feeling & mood of the word and would be used to convey this even if you could not understand the word.
The final chosen image was placed within a storyboard like layout to experiment with different layouts & compositions. Some of them show that the placement is just wrong, crowding the image & giving a feeling of discomfort. Other placements work with a much better feeling, the bottom two of the image on top of this page are much more suggestive of a natural environment for the word & the feeling it generates.
Below is the finished set of layouts placed on complimentary backgrounds.
Some of the less successful methods to covey the words feeling were to place the mark & word on to a background image such as that below, however, the image tended to take away from the words feeling & served only as a distraction.