Monday, March 17, 2014

Metaphor Diptychs



Challenge:
  • Metaphor Diptychs:


Concept:
  • Diptychs (split-screen) can juxtapose portraits or text with metaphoric images.


Studio Activity:
  1. Research a historical or contemporary individual and create a visual metaphor for that individual.
  2. Interview a parent or classmate and create a visual metaphor for that individual.
  3. Use a historically significant poem or passage and create a visual metaphor for it.
  4. Use musical lyrics and create a visual metaphor for it.
  5. In Photoshop, place the subject matter below in four new 5x7 Photoshop documents.
    1. Image and blurb of historical or contemporary individual.
    2. Image and blurb of parent or classmate.
    3. Text of historically significant poem or passage.
    4. Text of musical lyrics.
  6. Create four 5x7 photographs that are metaphors for each subject matter above.
  7. Open a new 8.5x11 Photoshop document and juxtapose the appropriate subject matter next to your metaphor photograph that you made for it.
  8. Print your four metaphor diptychs (In essence a total of eight (8) juxtaposed 5x7 Photoshop documents).


Metaphor Diptych Subject Matter:
Respond to the following questions to determine what and who your subject matter will be.   


Diptych 1:  Significant Individual
  1. Choose a significant historical or contemporary individual that has inspired or awed you and write their name below.
         
  2. Find a quotation by or about the significant person you chose and write it below.
         
  3. What image, object or place comes to mind when you think of this person and the quotation?  Write your response and then make a photograph that captures this image.
         
Diptych 2:  Parent, Relative or Friend
  1. Choose a parent, relative, or friend that has inspired or awed you and write their name below.
         
  2. Write below a quotation, lyric or passage that the parent, relative, or friend chose because it is a favorite of theirs.
         
  3. What image, object, or place comes to mind when you think of this person and the quotation?  Write your response and then make a photograph that captures this image.
         
Diptych 3:  Significant Poem, Speech, or Passage
  1. Choose a historically significant poem, speech, or passage that has inspired or awed you and write it below.
         
  2. What image, object, or place comes to mind when you think of this?  Write your response and then make a photograph that captures this image.
         
Diptych 4:  Musical Lyrics

  1. Choose your current favorite song and write the lyrics below.
         
  2. What image, object, or place comes to mind when you think of this?  Write your response and then make a photograph that captures this image.