Watch the following video – do not rush this – allow your sense of wonder some space and time to take a journey through the phenomenon.
During the winter break, start to notice flow phenomenon in your everyday world. List five things in your experience that captured your attention (they may not be as dramatic as those pictured). They can include all physical phenomenon that demonstrated “flow.”
Comment on the one which you found most engaging on a visual and scientific level and explain why.
In your sketchbook, do an hour drawing (mark the time on the back) that is inspired by the patterns in the video or your experience. Try to make a balanced, abstract composition and use color and shading. It may be smaller, depending on detail and media.
Look at the following site and each of the links: Introduction by Lawrence Rinder, Introduction by Louise Bourgeoise, Multimedia catalogue and each of the 66 drawings, and part of the rap.
Look at the following sketchbooks as records of artistic inquiry:
For your reference as you approach art as inquiry, see what drives these artists:
Josh McElheny http://www.art21.org/node/10746
Leonardo Drew http://www.art21.org/node/10481
Mary Heilman http://www.art21.org/videos/short-mary-heilmann-inspiration
For your reference, here are links that address ideas of art as analogy and visual metaphor:
visual analogy http://graphicdesign.spokanefalls.edu/tutorials/process/visualanalogy/visanalogy.htm
visual metaphors http://grammar.about.com/od/tz/g/vismeterm.htm
READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE AND NOTE ESPECIALLY HOW THE IMAGES IN F-111 ARE INTERPRETED IN RELATION TO THE VIETNAM WAR.
Big! James Rosenquist
VIEW THIS VIDEO OF THE FULL F-111 INSTALLATION:
EXPLORE THE PAINTING:
On one page of your sketchbook, discuss in your NOTES:
1. The political meaning of F-111
2. Your analysis of the specific ways in which the work is effectively designed. (Consider the use of repetition, rhythm, emphasis, transitions, contrast, color, positive and negative space.)
For your SKETCHBOOK, do a pop art style drawing that has a social or political message that you care about. Like Rosenquist’s, it may require the viewer to make interpretations and draw conclusions based on the pop imagery you present. Keep track of the time to total 1 hour.