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ERIC Number: EJ941818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Art across the Curriculum: Ellipse Clips
Sartorius, Tara Cady
Arts & Activities, v149 n2 p20-22 Mar 2011
This article discusses Al Souza's "Orlando City Maps," which was created not by adding colored ink to paper, but by cutting the printed paper away. Seven layers of pages are stacked upon one another and, except for the intact bottom layer, oval-shaped holes are cut through each page to reveal the layers below. When designing "Orlando City Maps," Souza used a formula (and perhaps even a stencil) from his math and engineering background. He found that by altering the spaces between the elliptical holes from one layer to the next, the imagery revealed from beneath is more interesting. Souza constructs with things he destroys, and he does so obsessively, compulsively, and passionately. His multilayered art (physically and psychologically) recycles American material culture and redeploys it both in appearance and meaning. He shows viewers just enough of the originals to let viewers realize their first purpose, while still allowing viewers to discover new connections between disparate parts. In this article, the author presents ideas on how Souza's art can be integrated across the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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