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ERIC Number: EJ829825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Transformation & Metamorphosis
Lott, Debra
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v108 n5 p21-23 Jan 2009
The sculptures of Canadian artist Brian Jungen are a great inspiration for a lesson on creating new forms. Jungen transforms found objects into unique creations without fully concealing their original form or purpose. Frank Stella's sculpture series, including "K.132,2007" made of stainless steel and spray paint, is another great example of interjoined abstracted forms. This article presents a classroom activity that involves creating a still life consisting of common household objects, preferably metallic items. Teachers can invite their students to contribute to the still life with found objects that may have been recycled, broken, or discarded. Teachers will have to ask their students to visualize these objects fused together, metamorphosing into a new form. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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