This assignment is about doing a drawing (18 x 24 inches minimum) involving a landscape that includes a narrative or metaphorical narrative depicting the list of elements (listed below) from your imagination.
Subject Matter (Thematic Content):
The drawing can be as realistic or surreal as people wish, provided the work presents a narrative with layered thematic content that is unique. Consider details, specific characteristics and contexts for each item/element to make your narrative unique. (See list of 21 elements below for more details regarding required subject matter)
Innovation within Assignment Parameters:
As usual this assignment has specific parameters and requires people demonstrate the ability to be innovative and unique within those specific parameters.
Use of Art Materials (Formal Visual Language):
Avoid having the work look like it was filled in like a colouring book. Layer the art materials and consider mark making along with the physicality of the drawing materials.
Assignment Examples by Students:
The examples below do not address all the objectives of the assignment but are very good examples to consider as influences. As in all assignments the goal is to have an original, unique and ambitious work when completing the objectives of the assignment.
Out of the list below you are required to depict the following 21 elements into you work:
- Historical Performance Artist such as Carolee Schneemann or Chris Burden
- Current Performance Artist could be such as Nick Cave or Clifford Owens
- Create Your own Performance Artist (perhaps it is a secret self-portrait as a performance artist, or not)
Potential characters to utilize with art materials include:
-Use materials that will occasionally allow you to cover, edit and or revise areas in the work. Overall strive to layer the drawing materials with the goal to have a physicality or thickness of Drawing Materials on drawing surface.