Class Collaboration Project Reactions
As of 10/29 our class has begun its collaborative project. By splitting the class into 2 groups we will proceed on conceiving and developing an idea or concept to communicate in a tangible form. A series of works will be generated and executed to communicate the idea effectively. Both groups will verbally critique and analyze the works of the opposite group they are in. Both groups will also generate and issue a statement in a written format for this page. The works will be documented. The documentation will explain the process transparently. Our critique will be on 11/19 in the Craft Center 5pm-7:40pm.
Our concept for the group project is relative to putting together a puzzle, but with an undetermined outcome. The final product of all of our contributions is not final at all, but rather a constantly evolving collage of shapes, textures, lines, and tones. We will use the idea of a map as a reference and carry out our own vision of what a map should look like in an attempt to create connections with one another’s pieces. All map designs will be considered, as well as all of the styles we choose to represent them in.
The materials we choose to use have no limits with the exception of a few things: the backing, or foundation of our artwork must be 10″ x 10″ square board, we can use only the colors green, blue, and brown, and we must create at least one puzzle piece each. We are free to create our portion ahead of time while some may choose to finish in class. Our contributions can be as abstract or realistic as we’d like. We will work together to place our individual pieces where we think they all should fit and photograph each arrangement. This will most likely be mapped on the floor.
We initiated the concept with the intention to connect and relate to each other. It began when we briefly discussed the “Before I Die” installation and shared our written personal aspirations. We are each configuring our personal compasses to direct us on our proper life path and we believe that we can visually represent that process. The artist David Hockney was mentioned and his overlapping photographic collages are made using the same process we are: many parts composing a greater whole.
In society, women are always placed inside a box. For this project, as a group of all women we will break “out of the box.”
Each member of the group will be creating their own box. The box can vary in size and material (light weight), and each member can work in a medium of their choice (drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, etc.). The boxes will be arranged in a 3-dimensional form for the final presentation of the work as a whole (boxes will be glued together using hot glue).
Each member will do personal research for a references/resources.
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