Sunday, September 15, 2013

Culture/Text as an element project

     When Mr. Sands asked us, "when I say the word culture, what do you think of," I was stumped. Personally, my ancestors are from all over the place in europe, but that has no effect on my life currently. I googled culture and Brainyquote came up and I started to read. All the famous people had different opinions on what culture was so why not incorporate all of them. 

     I decided to do a plaster had because I had done it before, a long time ago, in Art 1. I really wanted to used the hand shape to hold the word culture in copper. I chose this medium because just painting the hand wouldn't have been as effective as being able to touch the hand and read it. 

     To incorporate text into my piece, I took all of those quotes I had read, used different fonts to make them fit on one line, and cut them all into little strips. Then I took those and used mod podge to glue them all over my hand in like a wrapping motion.

     Overall I feel like I didn't make any huge risks because I had done this medium before, however I didn't think I would like it very much until the very end when I finished. I'm content with the outcome.

Until next time,

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