Friday, May 17, 2013

Working it out...

I feel inspired by the Secondary Art Show this week at the Centre, and Kat's 'painted black' work, and your very diverse strengths and insights:

want to ask you to each imagine yourself either jumping, rolling, falling, flying or trying to get up...

Sketchbooks: Please each take another random poetry moment to come up with some(10?) random words while thinking about  yourself in an action above  - then use some of these words to lead you into creating imagery and visual ideas in your sketchbooks.

Scale, proportion and even symmetry are at our discretion...big mouths and tiny eye(s)...a giant nostril....a beak(?)...all allowed for a portrait fyi. Our imagery relates to movement...things really don't look 'normal' when they're moving...

We will do large paper partial  tracings to get ourselves started on our paper...then complete our compositions through our own ideas over the next 2-3 needed to finish. 

My Prompts inspired by your previous work:
  • A person's name, or all their thoughts as a giant graffiti tag where their body is the
    thought bubble or even the body trace is the actual thought jumping out of the tag.
  • Different colours blocked out to form giant or misplaced features or features created as silhouettes of favourite objects or people (like Kyles big face painting)...perhaps a kind of falling into place?
  • A sculpted(bandage or paper tape) arm and hand trying to push out from the paper/board or canvas, trying to get up.
  • A GIANT close up face falling towards you(out of) your canvas/paper... 
We want to be able to look at our finished work and see that the artist has communicated that this is a body in motion....and we want to discuss how each work is in some way a self-portrait. As artists we stand up(and fall down) by what we try to do and what we succeed in creating. Our portrait does not have to be truthful or accurate, profound, literal, or even singular in it's presentation... but it does need to be an honest attempt at communicating our idea's of 'ourself' in the above context of action*** using at least 2 artistic techniques and materials!

I will link out to a few artists that this work brings to mind to give you permission artistically - not to impersonate:)

No comments:

Post a Comment