For this art piece I decided to represent the themes of the inevitability and non-permanent nature of death. In my piece I depicted a mountain with two roses behind it. The image also has a yellow “cloud of mustard gas” coming off of it. The roses and mountain are composed of individual triangles and polygons. I used the geometric shapes and variations in color to create the illusion of depth. Each had to be colored in differently to create the visual of the mountain and roses. Together the image is made up of more than two-thousand shapes. In Slaughterhouse Five the motif of mustard gas and roses is used, representing the contrast between something so deadly, mustard gas, and something so beautiful, roses. The motif was carried through my image to show that death has no escape but there were moments of beauty in life. The mountain is used to represent the mountain that Billy Pilgrim crashed into when he was in a plane. The crash left all but him dead. This mountain ended lives but the lives had beauty before the death. The depiction of these objects brought together my theme of inescapable but not concrete death.
Time and Space Project - Stage 1 DP Update
In order, you should include the following elements under Stage 1:
Stage 1 Project Description (10 points): Describe what you did in Humanities and Math 2 during Stage 1. What did you learn, and how? Include not only a summary (in your own words, not from the internet) of both Flatland and Slaughterhouse Five but other content that you learned connected to the texts. What classroom activities supported your learning (seminars, constructions packet, reading groups, etc.)?
Picture of Final Art Piece (5 points)
Uploaded Artist Statement (5 points)
Stage 1 Project Reflection (15 points): Answer the three questions below in complete sentences. Be as thorough as possible.
Write about your learning experiences of the two texts. What was it like to read a book in math class? How did it change the way you think about math, or through Abbott’s commentary, the way you think about society? After you finished both texts, what connections did you see between the two? Once you made these connections, how did your understanding or learning deepen or change?
Describe your design process for your art piece from start to finish. What was your original idea? How did that idea change? If you abandoned your original idea altogether for a new idea, why did you do this, and what sparked the switch? The goal here is for you to explain how your interpretation of the final assignment evolved as you conceptualized and created your art piece.
How did the art piece assignment change your thinking about Flatland and/or Slaughterhouse Five? How did the art piece set you up for Stage 2? What interests or excites you moving forward? What new questions do you have?
This DP Update is due in its entirety by 8 am on Tuesday, February 21.
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