Watch the following video and comment on what the value of abstraction is to Scully.
Watch the video of Julie Mehretu working on a large scale mural and the video of her interview below that.
Discuss her creative process. Consider: what do you think guides her in her creative process? Why is that little yellow square so important in its placement? How does she decide what to add, take out, or leave in the piece? Why do you think she avoids talking about the piece in formal art terms (elements and principles of design)?
Share your process in creating an abstract piece and whether or not yours has any similarities to hers.