Thursday, November 10, 2016

Create > Eroded Photographs

Create > Eroded Photographs

Goal: Create 4 works that show the physical effects of erosion.  

Studio Activity:
Submerge printed photographs in water.  Let the image soak.  Over time, the surface begins to degrade, creating unexpected results such as dramatic running ink and other characteristics of erosion.  The photograph becomes a relic of the erosion process.  Artist Matthew Brandt photographs lakes and reservoirs from around the United States and then applies this erosion technique.  His works are great examples of how creative methods and techniques are driven by the subject or theme of the photographs.  

Trigger Mechanisms: Degrade, Alter, Ambiguity

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create 4 works that show the physical effects of erosion.
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique >
Self-assess >

Visual Examples:
Matthew Brandt >