Monday, May 19, 2014
For this current event project, I'm basing my art piece on the story of a bunch of coal miners in Turkey. Around 300 miners were trapped and so far 274 have been confirmed dead. This is my idea: using a gravestone to represent a coal mine and tally marks to acknowledge the dead. I plan to do a resist painting using acrylic paint and India ink.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Our chalk wall mural is finally complete! It took a long time to finish it and with weather and planning decisions I'm so glad we have an end result to be proud of.
Through out this entire project, collaborating with my fellow group members has been the most fun and at times most challenging part. While the original sketch was my idea, it was extremely important to integrate everyone else's thoughts and ideas onto the tunnel as well.
This project presented many challenges. Not only did we have to pick a good spot (that followed the schools limitations) and be careful about its exposure to all the people walking in the school but we also had a task in trying to get the chalk to stay on the wall and look the way we intended. We picked a pretty obvious spot in the courtyard, and got lucky that it wasn't damaged during the creation process.