Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Personal Space Box

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to look closely at the work of Winslow Homer so that I could better understand who he is as an artist as well as learn how to describe, interpret, and evaluate works of art. In response to looking at Homer’s work, I created a relief sculpture that is inspired by his work and concepts.

Artists Studied: Winslow Homer

The place that I chose to do for my personal space box was Monhegan Island. Monhegan Island is off the coast of Maine, about an hour by ferry. For the last couple of years, I’ve visited it for two or three days with my dad and twin sister during July. I’ve really enjoyed those vacations, so when I had to choose a place to use for my personal space box assignment, Monhegan was one of the obvious picks. Luckily, I have plenty of pictures of Monhegan to choose from. Plenty of the pictures from Monhegan have me in them, too, and I ended up using a picture of me and my sister reading in the forest on Monhegan. That’s how I included “me” in my personal space box.

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